25 September 2015
This week’s spellings focus on the ‘double up for a short vowel‘ rule and will be tested on Friday 02 October.
Your child will be tested on six of these spellings. In addition, they’ll be tested on two spellings they’ve learnt in previous weeks and two spellings that follow the double up rule but aren’t on the spelling list.
Although we’re learning the spellings given in our red learning list books, here are some additional ones picked from mistakes in books this week.
18 September 2015
This week’s spellings use the spelling part ‘ough’ – this week, the ‘ough’ is pronounced in different ways. There are some tricky words to remember as well. We’re focusing on the 8 times table. Both will be tested on Friday 25 September.
…And here are the tricky words.
11 September 2015
Children have been given a new Learning List book, which gives lots of great tips for learning spellings as well as being designed to allow children to practise independently.
This week’s spellings are all words that include ough:
10 July 2015
The spellings this week are a little different. The children won’t know the spelling list until the test. However, they have been told that the words will be from the three main spelling rules we talk about:
- drop the e for ing
- double up for short vowel sounds
- drop the y for an i
Children should look back at their learning lists for spelling lists featuring these rules.
03 July 2015
This week in Year 5, there are no spellings to learn.
Next week, we’ll be carrying out short progress tests to help inform my end of year assessments. These will include a spelling test.
26 June 2015
The spellings this week are all homophones (words which sound the same but have different meanings or spellings). The words are listed in pairs and children may be tested on any of the words. As the spellings sound the same, they will need to understand the context that the word is read in.
Group 2 should learn all of the words.
Group 1 do not have to (but are encouraged) to learn the bold words.
19 June 2015
The spellings this week are all words with silent letters. The silent letter in each word is in bold.
12 June 2015
All the spellings this week contain the letter string ough. It’s important to practise reading these words as well as writing them down as there are a variety of sounds that the ough words can make.
The sound which the ough word make are shown in bold in the list eg ‘uff‘.
05 June 2015
The spellings this week are all words where the ‘i before e except after c’ rule applies. You’re in luck this week because there aren’t many of them!