Year 5 Spelling

15 September 2017

Posted on Friday 15 September 2017 by Mr Catherall

This week we are focussing on the ‘double up for a short vowel sound‘ rule. This is a key spelling rule.

Children should already be familiar with this rule. However, it’s one we often forget in our writing. This week, instead of being given a list of words to learn, children should create a poster that will help other children in the class remember the rule.  The poster should include an explanation of the rule and some examples.

This should be competed and returned to school by Thursday 21 September. Children will then be tested on some random words that follow (or break) this rule on Friday 22 September.

08 September 2017

Posted on Friday 08 September 2017 by Mr Catherall

This week, children have been given a list of words to learn in preparation for a test on Friday 15 September. Children should evidence some of their practice in their homework books.

‘ough’ letter string

We have been focusing on learning how to spell words containing the ‘ough’ letter string.

The ‘ough’ grapheme can be tricky as it can be pronounced in different ways. We have discussed this in class and children should be aware of the pronunciation of each of these words.

Children should learn how to spell these words in preparation for a test on Friday 15 September.    

sought
enough
thought
although
plough
bough
thorough
drought
dough
throughout

14 July 2017

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017 by Mr Catherall

This week, as it’s the final week of the year, children have been given one piece of homework to do. This is due on Thursday 20 July.

The homework is Creative: I can reflect on my time in Year 5 and look ahead to next year. 

We have discussed lots of ways that children could respond to this:

  • you could write a letter to Mr Catherall and Miss Rushbrooke
  • you could make a poster about the different topics we’ve covered this year
  • you could make a Year 5 themed board game
  • you could create a timeline of the year
  • you could do a video diary of the year
  • you could make a Year 5 themed comic
  • you could write a newspaper report about Year 5
  • you could create a collage of your favourite pieces of homework
  • you could create poster of highlights
  • you could create a vlog about a typical day in Year 5
  • you could make a movie trailer of the year we’ve had
  • you could use Scratch to reflect on the year

Obviously, there are many more ways, too.

07 July 2017

Posted on Sunday 09 July 2017 by Mr Catherall

Top Tips Poster

This week, children should create a poster explaining the best ways they have learnt their spellings whilst in Year 5. These posters may then be displayed so that the next class of Year 5’s can ‘magpie’ some top tips.

30 June 2017

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017 by Mr Catherall

Just like last week, this week, children have been given a copy of the statutory word list for Years 5 and 6. They should revise spelling these words, and any other words they have learnt this year, in preparation for their end of year spelling test.

They should evidence their revision using one whole page of their homework book.

23 June 2017

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017 by Mr Catherall

Revision 

This week, children have been given a copy of the statutory word list for Years 5 and 6. They should revise spelling these words, and any other words they have learnt this year, in preparation for their end of year spelling test.

They should evidence their revision using one whole page of their homework book.

16 June 2017

Posted on Thursday 15 June 2017 by Mr Catherall

Shakespearean words

For the next two weeks, to coincide with our production, we will be focussing on Shakespearean words. The English language is said to owe a great deal to William Shakespeare. He is believed to have invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly originally.

This week, children should investigate the following statement and decide if they agree, or disagree

There’s no point learning about William Shakespeare because we don’t use any of the words he created anymore.

Children should decide if they agree, or disagree, with this statement and justify their opinion.

09 June 2017

Posted on Thursday 08 June 2017 by Mr Catherall

Commonly misspelt words

This week, we’ve spent some time reflecting on our spelling during our written work. We looked back over the last couple of months and created a bank of words we had spelt incorrectly.

Here is a selection of those words. Some of these words may not be used that often. However, the skill of learning how to learn how to spell the word is what’s important.

delicately
hypothermia
privilege
enthusiasm
intriguing
potential
conveniently
gravitational
anonymous
mysterious

19 May 2017

Posted on Thursday 18 May 2017 by Mr Catherall

For the next week, we’ll continue our focus on using apostrophes correctly.

However, this week, instead of giving the children a list of words to learn, I would instead like them to create a poster that would help other people learn. They can go about this however they feel best. It may be wise to concentrate on the two main rules (apostrophes for possession or contraction). For an extra challenge, create a poster educating people about some common apostrophe related mistakes.

11 May 2017

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2017 by Mr Catherall

For the next two weeks, our spelling focus will be all about adding apostrophes. We add apostrophes for possession (to show that something belongs to someone – eg Jack’s hat) or for contraction (to shorten words – eg isn’t).

To get our learning started, children have been given a sheet to complete. This should be returned by Thursday 18 May.