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The Oak National Academy's focus this week is all about features and writing a diary. 


BBC Bitesize focuses on how you can write a letter. 


Could you write me a letter? or Write a diary of a day at home? 





When focusing on your spellings, remember these rules; 

Suffix spelling rules

Rule 1: For words ending in two consonants, just add the suffix to the root word.

For example: smart + er = smarter

Rule 2: For words that end in a short vowel sound followed by a consonant, you need to double the last letter then add the suffix.

For example: mop + ed = mopped

Rule 3: For words ending in a consonant followed by an ’e’, you need to drop the ‘e’ before you add the suffix.

For example: stride + ing = striding

Rule 4: For words that end in a consonant and a ‘y’, change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then add the suffix.

For example: cry + ed = cried

However if the suffix you want to add starts with an ‘i', you keep the original ‘y’ so that you don’t end up with a double ‘i’. For example: cry + ing = crying