Year 5 Spelling

26 March 2021

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 by Mark Mills

This week, we have been focusing on words that contain the -tious and -cious letter string. Learn the following words using the strategies which we use in our spelling lessons in preparation for a test on Thursday 01 April.

  • conscious
  • vicious
  • delicious
  • ambitious
  • infectious
  • precious
  • malicious
  • cautious
  •  suspicious
  • fictitious
  • anxious

19 March 2021

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021 by Mark Mills

This week, we have been focusing on words that contain the -cial and -tial letter string. Learn the following words using the strategies which we use in our spelling lessons in preparation for a test on Thursday 25 March.

confidential
substantial
residential
essential
torrential
financial
social
racial
partial
influential
controversial
official
commercial
special
artificial

12 March 2021

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Mark Mills

This week, we’ve been learning how to add suffixes to words ending in -fer. Please learn the following words for a test on Thursday 18 March 2021

  • inference
  • preferred
  • offered
  • reference
  • referring
  • preference
  • referral
  • inferred

Friday 08 March 2020

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021 by Mark Mills

This week, we have been focusing on words that contain the ‘shun’ sound by using the endings -tion, -sion and -cian. Learn the following words using the strategies which we use in our spelling lessons in preparation for a test on Friday 12 March.

appreciation
communication
desperation
determination
exaggeration
explanation
interruption
occupation
persuasion
explosion
suggestion
optician
electrician

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