Year 5 Spelling

05 January 2021

Posted on Tuesday 05 January 2021 by Miss Wilson

Happy new year, everyone!

This week’s spellings are all homophones. Challenge yourself to define what a homophone is to someone else!

Make sure you’re confident with what each version of the spelling means – they’re completely different!

Check back onto the home learning section of the website to find out your task for today.

  • desert
  • dessert
  • stationary
  • stationery
  • complement
  • compliment
  • principle
  • principal
  • prophet
  • profit

11 December 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December 2020 by Miss Wilson

homophones

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that are all homophones. Choose a spelling strategy and practise them – make sure you choose the correct word to write in sentences of your own. Next, correct the mistakes in the paragraph below. There are homophones that we’ve been covering all year, too!
isle aisle aloud allowed herd
heard past passed affect effect

 

Nervously, I walked down the cereal isle and looked up at the appealing ones up their on the top shelf that I really wanted but couldn’t bring myself too reach. Suddenly, I herd an announcement over the tannoy system which brought me out of my daydream. Other busy shoppers quickly past by me like a heard of cows. Delicious items of food filled there trolley! I felt like a lost aisle in the middle of an ocean… But, seeing they’re lovely shopping had a strange affect on me which aloud me to feel stronger; I was determined too get up that ladder and conquer my fear. “Your amazing!” I kept chanting in my head. Time past slowly as I put one foot in front of the other on the ladder. “I’ve done it!” I shouted allowed when I reached the top, not caring who herd me!

04 December 2020

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Miss Wilson

apostrophes

This week’s spelling list is formed using words from the Y5/6 statutory spellings. Practise the words below, making sure you know what they mean. Next, write three sentences for each: one using an apostrophe for contraction, one for singular possession and one for plural possession! Check out the examples below!
committee community environment government professional
restaurant secretary soldier vehicle yacht

 

neighbour

  • My neighbour’s really eco-friendly and recycles a lot! (= neighbour is)
  • My neighbour’s door is painted red. (The door belongs to one neighbour.)
  • My neighbours’ gardens are all different but all lovely. (The gardens belong to more than one neighbour.)

27 November 2020

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Miss Wilson

able vs ible

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that contain either the suffix -able or -ible. Your task is to practise the words below, making sure you know what they mean. Next, correct the mistakes in the paragraph below (cover up the list!) which contains some words not in the list but that follow the same rule – make sure you get the correct ending! For an extra challenge, how many more words can you think of that fit into the categories -ible or -able?
adorable disposable edible enjoyable forgivable
horrible invincible possible reliable sensible

 

How adoreable! The most valuible family member, Rex, put out his paw in return for a delicious snack. He was always relyable – and senseable – when it came to completing a task. The snack, which was possably his favourite chew, was very enjoyible. Despite knocking over his water bowl, his glossy, wide eyes made him forgivabl. It was time to put on his reverseble coat and go for a walk in the horrable rain.

 

20 November 2020

Posted on Friday 20 November 2020 by Miss Wilson

suffixes

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that all could have a suffix/suffixes added to them: –ful, -less, -ness or –ly. Make sure you’re only adding an appropriate suffix and you know what all the words mean! Choose one of our super spelling strategies from the website to practise them in different ways.

aggressive

care

conscious

definite

help

meaning

power

sincere

success

thank

13 November 2020

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Miss Wilson

ough

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that all contain the grapheme ‘ough’. Make sure you know what they all mean! Your task is to write a short story that uses all the words and then read it aloud, fluently, expressively and clearly. It’ll be tricky with the different pronunciations but you’ll get it if you practise!
although bought cough drought enough
plough rough thorough though thought

06 November 2020

Posted on Thursday 05 November 2020 by Miss Wilson

plurals

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that all have a suffix added to them to make them plural: s, es, ves or ies. Make sure you know what all of the words mean! Your task is to pluralise the word with the correct suffix. Then, choose one of our spelling strategies in order to practise them.
attach bargain bruise crutch category
design dictionary hoof opportunity wolf

16 October 2020

Posted on Thursday 15 October 2020 by Miss Wilson

adding suffixes

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that can all have a suffix added to them. Make sure you know what all of the words mean! Your task is to practise adding -ing, -ed, -er and –est but only where it’s appropriate. Then, you need to write a story containing as many of your words as possible.
achieve criticise determine develop equip
guarantee interrupt occur persuade queue

09 October 2020

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Miss Wilson

tricky words

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that are commonly misspelled – they’re the tricky words! Make sure you know what all of the words mean and then choose one of the spelling strategies to practise them. It’s a good idea to write them in sentences of your own.
because could sure people friend
beautiful which really thoughtful should

02 October 2020

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Miss Wilson

drop the y for an i

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that follow the ‘drop the y for an i’ rule. Your task is to practise adding or changing the suffix of each word eg to add    –ing, -ed, or –ies, wherever it’s possible. Make sure you know what all of the words mean and then choose one of the spelling strategies to practise them.
category cemetery community curiosity dictionary
identity opportunity secretary try

variety