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Spring Term Week 3 - possessive plurals with apostrophes

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 4,

The spelling rule we have been revising this week is the plural possessive apostrophe. The children will need to know where to add an apostrophe to nouns which end with s (cats).

For example
SINGULAR
The book belonging to the girl. (There is one girl)
The girl's book. (apostrophe between girl and s)

PLURAL
The book belonging to the girls. (more than one girl)
The girls' book. (apostrophe after the s)


On Wednesday the children will be asked to identify the focus plural word in a dictation lesson – they will then write the correct spelling and place the apostrophe correctly as part of their spelling assessment.

The dog belonging to the boys.
The boys' dog.

The children will write down boys'

You may wish to follow this video to help you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNFPnVz7JB4&t=201s

They will complete 5 of these followed by 5 of the Year ¾ Common exception words.

pressure
probably
promise
purpose
quarter

Thank you for your continuing support and understanding,

Mrs Lutterloch
Year 4 Teacher

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