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Year 3 Spellings

Year 3 Spellings

Year 3 spelling words to help children. Includes common, tricky & exception words. National curriculum friendly.

Year 3 Spelling Worksheets

As part of the national curriculum, Year 3 children will be tested on their spelling of high frequence words and common exception words, sometimes called 'tricky words' or 'red words'.

In a typical national curriculum spelling test, a teacher will read out 10-20 words. They will read the word out and then give an example use of the word within a sentence. Children will then be expected to spell the word correctly on their answer paper.

Below are our free Year 3 Spellings, a spelling list of over 700 words to help your child. This list includes the words specified in the national curriculum, high frequence words, common exception words and hundreds more selected by Exam Ninja.

This is easily the most comprehensive Year 3 Spelling List available. You won't find this list on Twinkl!

Our advice is to carefully work through these Year 3 spellings. Try to understand how the words are spelt and try the “look, cover, write and check” strategy to master them.

Year 3 Spellings

fat material puppies bicycle obey bunch
eventually butterfly hopping class meeting bubble
precede puddle smelly gnome interest whether
untidy leading guzzle reading islander recall
plumber pass star knowledge important walking
exterior sound trying amazing driver closely
fifth burn weight hop knuckle tried
limited cheek affect possible monkeys drinkable
clean jobless kindly medicine you’re illegible
try consider length long hurt curl
plane third weigh smiling enjoy east
plain fatty special earth quickest neck
often enclosure say heard timeless piece
stone any everybody bawl wheel why
touchable handle through dislodge tomb pickle
image death height expel shutting place
gnaw wreck weather creature fairy gently
obstacle ripple experience smoky temple closer
fuss guide thought reign forgotten inside
forwards humbly build notice sadly fail
thumb giggle help grammar inactive regular
reliable submerge fearless mention return simple
luckier land sample fable thoughtless everything
prefer sillier honest runner frantically fresh
grown glass nothing miscount quickly taking
card tallest driving coming puppy deciding
himself exercise unseen endless different party
rumple chuckle misfire town touch taller
continue grew wrong avoidable mile haven’t
beautiful aren’t hadn’t usually walk lamb
debt reform began thank everyone teacher
prefix thinnest villager write today you’ll
fair toggle see richest effect they
vein cheeky begin leaf stare purpose
stem preferred helpful kiss centre unreliable
exchange run exit displays numb belong
misspell external decide boy’s friendly hate
premier especially wrinkle just completely wrist
describe crumple jump break laze richer
exile ripe arrive not thankless actual
preview won’t example limiting rain main
unusual heal unpick responsible recede century
unlucky gnu knit dumb business voyager
difficult subheading whole anybody o’clock likely
storm caught Londoner wishful eighth babies
icicle draw babies’ crumb schools misplace
least famous weren’t pull simply shop
flower favourite increase believe fattest fruit
pair seventh prickle heel retreat enjoying
middle readable knock smell export meet
nature great early bigger men’s berry
recycle wrapper experiment crisp sixth disappoint
cycle bundle whale haze poodle meal
island missed cost son tenth disqualify
dimple happy basically strength noodle mistake
unless article he’ll rebuild anywhere personally
subdivide enjoyable round display hoping miracle
riper refill ready nicer potatoes although
here needle luckiest fix donkey flies
longer basket many runs outside silliest
children’s grumble below disown firm thin
accept painful happily accidentally kneed groan
first rewrite misfortune queen second hazy
thinner south baby enough farmer north
candle probable young misunderstand elephant disappear
bone saying cubicle little hear street
explode replace horrible without women group
trouble beginning staring brake kettle male
adventure successful stood extend premium stony
knee bedroom wobble downstairs moth knew
really big rich making fourth mice’s
originally pens raising teenager seeing garden
water finally uncle hopeful unhappy cattle
lead prepare something tickle misread cuddle
beginner misbehave when scene lazy recent
shopping able ripest improbable running pimple
close crispy comically dramatically air picture
closest fit take rein pulling fussy
shoe disinfect doing eight predict resentful
tall girl’s country ample certain stable
safe begun preface homeless behind library
later bomb treasure knob awake anything
apple mail cable nice illegal previous
knot breath herself itself jumping unable
chemist somewhere point saddle pen along
upstairs drive come neighbour incorrect couldn’t
furniture February mislead terrible while breathe
lie forward learn particle donkeys mix
gardener gardening plumb appear even misty
extreme sinkable wide fly happiest push
start mane mouse monkey meat helping
submarine myself fitting school calendar happier
amaze unwell dislike nobody mother except
wriggle muddle you’ve smile reader angrily
sensible bottle somebody quick which shoes