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Odd word or not?
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.
We had 'zoo' this week. yr 5
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!
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.
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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