Hello everyone,

I made up an awesome joke this morning. Can you guess what the punchline is?

What did the K say to the C?

Your too soft!

That’s right our spelling focus this week is on the soft c sound it is commonly used throughout the English language.

Hard and Soft C and G

The letters c and g can make spelling tricky. Each of these letters has a hard sound

hard c sound (kuh): cat, cup

hard g sound (guh): gap, goat

as well as a soft sound.

soft c sound (suh): cell, city

soft g sound (juh): gerbil, gym

Usually, a c or g sound is hard or soft depending on the vowel that follows it. Here’s the general rule:

When c or g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard.

cap, cave, colt, comedy, curly, cuddle

gas, gather, goblet, goddess, gum, gutter

When c or g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft.

census, center, circle, citizen, cycle, cymbal

gel, general, giant, ginger, gypsy, gyrat

This week please use spelling city or the ‘school A-Z’ app on the iPads to complete a spelling test. Keep a record of how you went.

This week I want to try creating a collaborative spreadsheet that records our whole classes spelling words. You can find the spreadsheet below:


Once you open this document you need to record your spelling words for the week in this document underneath your name. You also need to record your words in your diary like normal. Please leave a comment on this post that lets us know how you went with your spelling words, if you have any tips for learning your words and also list any words that you didn’t spell correctly in this weeks test.


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