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Hello, it's Ms. Morgan here, ready for your spelling lesson.

Today, we're going to practise and apply what we learned about homonyms. And I'm holding this flower, this rose in particular to use as an example of a homonym.

So rose can mean a flower, and it smells amazing but it can also mean when you're talking about if the sun is rising.

So you would say the sun rose over the hills this morning.

We're going to also do your test today.

Let's get started.

On our agenda today, we're going to revise and look at homonyms. We're going to recap our spelling words.

I'm going to teach you a new strategy, and then you're going to have your spelling test.

In this lesson, you're going to need something to write on, something to write with, and of course your brain.

Is it ready? Firing? Ready to go? Pause; get these things now.

What is a homonym? Can you put your hands on your head if you think you can remember? A homonym is a word that is spelled the same but has different meanings.

And it might have more than two meanings.

This word we're looking at here is "bark" Talking about a dog's bark, a noise it makes, or the bark on a tree.

This is a sentence stem.

Let's see if you could remember.

The missing words are homonyms, context, spelling, meaning.

I'll read it out twice.

See if you can put the words in the gaps.

_______ are words that have the same ________, but a different ________.

The meaning of a homonym changes dependent on the _______.

I'll read it again.

_____ are words that have the same _______, but a different _______.

The meaning of a homonym changes dependent on the ______.

Can you pause the video? Point to which words are going to go where and I want you to say the sentence out loud in a full sentence.

This will help your understanding.

Pause, do this now.

How did you get on? Homonyms are words that have the same spelling.

Same spelling.

Remember bark is spelled the same.

But a different meaning, and the meaning of a homonym changes dependent on the context.

Well done.

Can you spot the homonym in these sentences? Give me a wave, when you think you know what it is.

She wore a beautiful ring on her finger.

I could hear the ring of the doorbell.

I can see lots of people waving at me.

The word was ring and it has the same spelling, but different meanings.

For here, she wore a beautiful ring on her finger.

Ring is a noun.

It's a thing.

Or he went to ring the doorbell.

Let's play my favourite game again.

Spot the odd one out.

Which one does not belong here? Which one is not a homonym? The first word is gum bat or me, Ms. Morgan.

Can you pause the video? I want you to think, which is the odd one out? Which one does not have more than one meaning? Pause the video.

See if you can say the meanings out loud.

Well done! What did you come up with? It's me, I'm the odd one out, because there's only one of me and there's only one meaning.

Did you think of any different meanings for the word gum? You could talk about chewing gum.

I'm chewing my gum.

Or, you could talk about the gums in your teeth.

My gums are healthy because I brush my teeth.

How about the word bat? Yes, that's right.

It could be a nocturnal mammal or it could be a cricket bat or it's my turn to bat in rounders.

Well done! Let's have another go.

Spot the odd one out.

Three words; stand, car, crane.

Which one is the odd one out? Which one can you not think of more than one meaning? This could take you a little time.

You can also ask a grown up if you want to.

Pause the video.

Did you figure it out? It's a little bit tricky, this one, actually.

You might've not been sure.

Well actually, car.

Did you understand what stand meant? You could talk about standing.

I'm going to go and stand next to Ms. Morgan, or I'm going to go and stand behind my chair or you could talk about a grandstand.

I'm going to go and sit in the stand to watch the football match.

And with the word crane, we know about a physical crane, a big crane that's used for building buildings.

Building buildings.

It's used to carry things in order to build the buildings.

But also you can talk about, well, I'm going to crane my neck so I can see what's going on there.

I'm going to crane my neck.

I can see you're doing good learning.

Now here's a real test.

Which one is the correct definition of a homonym? I'll give you a clue.

It's the same spelling but a different meaning.

I'll read them out.

Point to which one that you think is correct.

Is it, a group of letters at the end a word that changes its meaning? Or, is it two or more words that have the same spelling but different meanings? Which one is it? Which one means a homonym? Point to the screen now.

So much noise pointing.

That's right! It is two or more words that have the same spelling but a different meaning.

Is there a bonus point? Did anyone guess what the first one actually is? That's right! It's a suffix.

Well done.

Let's revise and apply those spelling words.

Here are the 10 spelling words we have.

I'm going to read out three different sentences that have the same homonym in it.

You are going to need to work out which homonym is it? It will only be one word.

I'll read them out for you now.

During the Stone _____ people hunted for food.

What ______ is your sibling? She has grown wise with _______.

Pause the video, read those sentences again.

Which word fits in here? Which homonym? It's only going to be one homonym.

Do this now.

How did you get on? That's right! Age.

During the Stone age people hunted for food.

What age is your sibling? She has grown wise with age.


Three different meanings, but the same spelling.

A great homonym.

Let's try another example.

The sun ________ shined brightly through the window.

He set _________ to the campfire.

Her eyes were ___________ blue.

I'll read those again.

The sun ________ shined brightly through the window.

He set _______ to the campfire.

Her eyes were ________ blue.

Which homonym fits in here? Remember, it's only one.

Pause the video.

Put into the sentence.

Say the sentences out loud.

Do this now.

That's right! It was light.

The sunlight shined brightly through the window.

He set light to the campfire.

Her eyes were light blue.


Three meanings and the same spelling.

Another great homonym.

This time, I want you to come up with your own sentences using one of our homonyms. The homonym is safe.

Can you come up with a sentence to describe two meanings with the word safe? So I want you to make up two sentences using the homonym safe.

But they have to have different meanings.

The pictures are here to give you a clue.

Pause the video.

Say the sentences out loud.

Off you go.

So remember you're coming up with two sentences that use the word safe but have a different meaning.

Do this now.

How did you get on? These are two that I came up with.

I feel safe with my family.

The safe was broken into.

Now we're going to learn a new strategy.

I think you might've learned it before.

I think it's really good for us to go over it again.

It's the look, cover, write, check strategy.

Some of you know it.


The first step you do is you look at word.

We're going to look at the word "watch".

Then you're going to cover it up.

Well done.

And then you're going to write it down.

And then finally, you're going to check it.

If you've got it wrong, you correct it again.

Well done.

Why is this helpful? Why is it a useful strategy? It is a test for you.

It helps you to visualise the spelling.

By covering it up, it allows you to imagine what it looks like in your head.

And then finally it allows you to practise that muscle memory.

Now I want you to choose four spellings to practise with the look, cover, write, check strategy.

Can you do this now? Choose four spellings practise with look, cover, write, check.

This could take you a good five or 10 minutes.

Off you go.

Now it's time for your spelling test.

Remember, you can pause the video and come back to the spelling test, if you want to do more practise.

Can you get a clean piece of paper and write the numbers one to 10.

With each number on a new line.

Pause, do this now.

Are you ready? I'll read through the spellings.

I'll say each spelling twice.

And then I will read you two different meanings, so you understand what the spelling means.

Now this week I've mixed the spellings up for you.

Spelling number one.

Lead or lead.

The lead in my pencil is broken.

I'm going to put the dog lead on.

Pause the video if you need more time.

Number two, book.


This book I'm reading is amazing.

I need to book my train ticket home.

Number three, form.


I need to fill out this form for my school trip.

I need to form my letters neatly.

Number four, letter.


I'm going to write a letter to my pen pal.

I need to make sure my letters are clear, so Ms. Morgan can see them.

Number five, age.


What age is he? The stone age was a long time ago.

Number six, wave.


The wave is enormous.

I'm going to give them a wave goodbye.

Number seven, safe.


I feel safe with my family.

Oh no! The safe has been broken into.

Number eight, rose.


The rose smells lovely.

The sun rose up over the hills.

Number nine, watch.


Watch what I'm doing.

My watch is broken.

Number 10, light.


Go and turn the light on.

Or my bag is very light today.

Those are the end of your spellings.

Take two seconds now to check through.

Pause the video, if you want to.


We're going to mark through our spellings now.

Remember, if you've made a mistake you just correct it, and make sure you copy it down correctly for next time.

Number one, lead.



Number two, book.



Number three, form.



Number four, letter.


Did you spot the double T? Number five, age.



Did you spot the G? Well done.

Number six, wave.



Number seven, safe.



Number eight, rose.



Number nine, watch, W-A-T-C-H.

Did you get that naughty A there? Number 10, light.



Your spellings are finished.

Remember, if you've got any wrong change them.

Another busy lesson.

We've revised our homonyms. We've practised our spelling words, learning a new strategy.

Look, cover, write, check.

And you've had your spelling test.

Well done.

Keep on practising and I'll see you next time.