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Can anyone tell me why my 10 yr old DS2 has teletubbies as one of his spelling words?

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Odd word or not?

LynetteScavo Thu 08-Oct-09 20:04:15

WEll, I suppose it teaches double t's, adn the use of i.e.s.

My DS, also 10 had parhelion last week. I haad to look it up. blush

seeyounexttuesday Thu 08-Oct-09 20:05:51

We had 'zoo' this week. yr 5 shock

cornsilk Thu 08-Oct-09 20:06:26

It's not a real word.

His teacher also said it had a hyphon in it so tele-tubbies.

His other words are tele words so it does fit in but what is the point, he won't be likely to use it!

trickerg Thu 08-Oct-09 20:29:23

For goodness sake! The teacher obviously thought she'd raise a smile from the children when they were learning y-ies, probably hoping that they'd remember the rule better, as a type of mnemonic.

Lighten up.

rachels103 Thu 08-Oct-09 20:39:29

Yes, odd choice of word, but...tele is a prefix, tubbies is plural of tubby, therefore teaches two y5 spelling patterns, plus hyphens! It's as likely to help him remember the rules as any other word in a spelling list.

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