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Year 3 spelling words – 6 of the best worksheets and resources for KS2 SPaG

Help your Y3 students nail those statutory spelling words with this selection of classroom resources...

  • Year 3 spelling words – 6 of the best worksheets and resources for KS2 SPaG

1 | Year 3 spelling words list

These printable spelling worksheets provide a great way to practise, revise and test the Year 3 spelling words and Year 4 spelling words from the National Curriculum Spelling List.

All of these words are covered across five activity sheets, each containing three different types of spelling challenge.

There’s one resource specifically for Year 3 spelling words and one for Year 3 and 4 words.


2 | Year 3 spelling patterns classroom posters

Enhance your KS2 classroom displays with this set of 14 colourful posters based around Y3 spelling patterns.

Each poster shows the spelling pattern surrounded by 8 eye-catching images illustrating words that use that pattern.

As well as the completed posters, the pack includes:

  • Posters where the example illustrations aren’t labelled, so children can be challenged to identify the missing words
  • Posters showing the spelling pattern only, so children can add their own example words and pictures
  • Individual elements of the posters, which can be cut out and assembled as part of any larger wall display, and added to by the children

Get this classroom display pack here.


3 | Year 3 spelling prefixes and suffixes

These two activities help students learn all about spelling patterns when adding prefixes and suffixes to words.

One is a word sort activity that is split into different Y3 spelling patterns, where children can be given sets of word cards and asked to discuss the common spelling patterns, before sorting the cards into groups.

The other is a word spinner resource pack that features 16 letter strings, and uses vocabulary that will enhance children’s comprehension and support more-effective writing. Blank templates are included so children can make their own puzzles for classmates, or word spinners for revision.

Click here to check out the word sort activity and here for the spinners.


4 | Year 3 spelling games

Next up, these resource packs help children learn or revise spelling through crosswords, word searches or a good old game of bingo.

Click the links above to check them out.


5 | Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Practice Packs

These lower-KS2 statutory spelling word (SSW) packs allow pupils to practise reading and spelling a selection of the statutory spellings for Year 3 and Year 4.

Each worksheet includes two words for pupils to read, spell and understand, with an opportunity to practise handwriting, making them perfect for independent practice during spelling lessons, for use as revision activities and for home learning.

There are 12 packs available, one for each half term throughout Years 3 and 4, together covering all of the statutory words in the spelling curriculum.

Check out all 12 packs here.


6 | Statutory Spelling Words display cards and word mat

This LKS2 pack has been put together to support teachers in ensuring that children are familiar with the Y3/4 statutory spelling words.

The words are presented on cards for display; and as mats that can be used for table work. Plus, assessment sheets are included so you can tick off words as they are learnt.

Get this resource here.

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