Year 3 and 4 are learning to spell words with different suffixes. They had to decide between a range of different rules that we now know.
“Knock off the e and add our ending.”
“Look for one vowel, look for one consonant, double the consonant and add our ending.”
“Change the y to i and add our ending.”
“Just add our ending!”
It takes a careful look at the root word and a final check if it LOOKS right before deciding what it should be!
We had an interesting discussion on why bad+er or bad+est don’t really sound right too. Super spelling work everyone and gorgeous handwriting too.