Year 5 Spelling

14 September 2018

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s activity is to work out the correct word that matches the definition. All the words contain a silent letter so don’t get caught out! Once you’ve finished, write each word in your own sentences or a story. Challenge yourself to include a relative clause!

07 September 2018

Posted on Sunday 09 September 2018 by Miss Wilson

‘ough’ words

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that contain the letters ‘ough’. These words have the same letters but sound completely different. Practise saying them aloud, writing them down and using them in your own sentences. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out.
although bought brought cough enough
rough sought thorough though tough



Posted on Friday 06 July 2018 by Mr Catherall


Made-up words

This week, you should use our three key spelling rules (and any others you can think of) to create 5 of your own made-up words. The word should contain at least one of the rules: double up for a short vowel sound, drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ and/or drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’. Each word must have a definition.

Next week, we’ll vote for our 10 favourites and these will form our word list for the week after. We’ll have our vote on Friday 13 July.





Posted on Friday 29 June 2018 by Mr Catherall

As next week is a health themed week, all of our spellings are linked to having a healthy body and mind. Children should learn these words in preparation for a test on Friday 6 July.


22 June 2018

Posted on Thursday 21 June 2018 by Mr Catherall


This week, children have been given a copy of the statutory word list for years 5 and 6. This list contains examples of the words children should know how to spell by the end of Year 6. However, many of the words on the list are similar to the rules and patterns we have learnt this year. Children should revise these rules/words in preparation for a test next week. Evidence of this revision should be shown in their homework books.

Friday 8 June 2018

Posted on Thursday 07 June 2018 by Mr Catherall


For the next two weeks, our spelling focus will be all about homophones: words that sound the same but are spelt differently. In order to practise, I would like you to create a short (possibly silly) story using all the words below.

cereal – serial

father – farther

guessed – guest

morning – mourning

who’s – whose

You should complete this activity by Thursday 14 June 2018 so we can enjoy them as part of our homework review.

18 May 2018

Posted on Thursday 17 May 2018 by Mr Catherall

Friday 18 May 2018 – revision

As it is the last week of this half-term, instead of being given a list of words to learn, you should revise all the rules we have focused on so far this year. You will be tested on these rules on Friday 18 May 2018.

Evidence your revision on this page of your homework book. We’ll share our revision techniques in class so make sure you feel proud of what you’ve been doing at home!

11 May 2018

Posted on Thursday 10 May 2018 by Mr Catherall


This week, we’re recapping some spellings from Year 3 and 4. Because they can be a bit tricky, and because we must spell them correctly for our writing to make sense, they are very important. Despite this, many of us still make mistakes with these words in our writing.

Children should practise spelling these words in preparation for a test on Friday 18 May 2018.  

here / hear
where / were / we’re / wear
there / their / they’re
are / our
to / too / two
your / you’re
its / it’s
of / off
of / have (I shouldn’t have.)
which / witch

04 May 2018

Posted on Friday 04 May 2018 by Mr Catherall

“I before E except after C, when the sound is ‘ee’!”

This is a well-known spelling rule but it can still be very tricky. Here’s a list of words to learn that either follow or break this rule. The last three words are this week’s ‘Words of the Week’. We’ve been using them all week so you should now make sure you’re confident spelling them. You should learn all of these words in preparation for a test on Friday 11 May 2018.


27 April 2018

Posted on Thursday 26 April 2018 by Mr Catherall


I before e is one of the most common spelling rules we hear. However, it doesn’t always work. In fact, “I before e, except after c when the sound is ee” is much more accurate – of course, there are exceptions to this rule: either, weird, their. This homework is designed to help children recognise which words follow the rule and which words don’t. Read the text below and underline all the ie words. Then, write your own short text that contains all of these words.  You should return this completed activity on Thursday 3 May.

Brief Siege

Mrs Elizabeth Carver, niece of the Chief of Police, was besieged by wasps in her home yesterday. A ceiling fell down and knocked off an old mantelpiece. Hundreds of wasps flew out.

She shielded her face with a handkerchief and dialled 999. She gave a piercing shriek into the phone.

“Send the police. Believe me, these wasps will kill me if you don’t.”

The Chief of Police received the call and rushed to relieve her.