Investigating ‘shon’ spellings!

The English language is a tricky old thing and in Year 4 today we looked at how to spell words with the ‘shon’ sound! Did you know that there are 4 different spelling patterns for this sound?

We investigated spellings with the letter patterns ‘tion’ , ‘cian’ , ‘sion’ and ‘ssion’

We found loads of words with these endings and we also learnt that any root word ending in a ‘c’ ends with ‘cian’

Have a look at these!

Optician, magician, mathematician, electrician, politician, musician and technician.