Year 5 Spelling

16 May 2014

Posted on Friday 16 May 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 12s.

We’re all learning the same spellings this week…

Openers

This week’s spellings are all words that we could use at the beginning of a sentence (openers).

although

furthermore

during

therefore

despite

consequently

meanwhile

additionally

however

finally

09 May 2014

Posted on Friday 09 May 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

Next week, children from Years 3, 4 and 5 will be completing optional SATs. Because of this, there are no spellings or times tables to learn this week.

02 May 2014

Posted on Friday 02 May 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

Children will know which spellings they need to learn this week (A or B).

-ible and –able (A)

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the suffixes –ible and –able.

possible

miserable

responsible

agreeable

invincible

respectable

reversible

reliable

indestructible

valuable

 

-ible and –able (B)

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the suffixes –ible and –able.

possible

miserable

responsible

adorable

horrible

respectable

terrible

reliable

edible

valuable

25 April 2014

Posted on Friday 25 April 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 7s.

Children will know which spellings they need to learn this week (A or B).

Past tense (A)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs ending in –d or –ed. You could use any of these verbs when writing news reports.

explained

accused

recognised

supported

argued

considered

remarked

commented

protested

concluded

 

Past tense (B)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs ending in –d or –ed. You could use any of these verbs when writing news reports.

explained

demanded

stated

supported

argued

claimed

added

commented

insisted

asked

It’s the Easter holidays…

Posted on Friday 04 April 2014 by Mr Roundtree

…so we have no set homework or spellings, in line with our Homework Policy.

That doesn’t mean we expect your child not to be developing their skills in reading, writing and maths!

Your child should be reading daily – this could be fiction, factual books, a comic or newspaper, and could include being read to at bedtime, too.

It would be good to practise basic skills in writing by writing a letter or email to a relative, perhaps recounting a day-trip or reviewing a film your child watched.

We’re finding quite a few children are ‘squashing their sentences’ such as I went to Leeds City Museum it was really interesting which is wrong.  It would be much better with punctuation to separate or a word to join:

  • I went to Leeds City Museum. It was really interesting. (A comma isn’t strong enough to separate two sentences.)
  • I went to Leeds City Museum – it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum; it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum and it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum which was really interesting.

Finally, to improve calculation skills, please keep practising mental number facts which your child must know:

  • number bonds (two numbers which add up to 10, 20 and 100 eg 3+7, 13+7, 30+70) – these facts should be known by children in Y1 – Y2
  • times tables (up to 12×12) and the division facts with your child – children in Y2 should have rapid recall of x2, x 5 and x 10 at least

We know we mention these ‘basics’ a lot, but that’s because they involve practice, practice and more practice – we practise a lot at school, but your child will need to practise at home, too, if they are to truly succeed.

Learn more about current expectations for reading, writing and maths.  However, do be aware that a new National Curriculum comes into effect from September, meaning these expectations have been raised and so many aspects of learning now feature in younger age groups.

28 March 2014

Posted on Sunday 30 March 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 12s.

Since it’s the last week of term, there are no new spellings this week. Instead, I’ve asked the children to revise all the spellings we’ve done since the last half term holiday, for a spelling test on Friday 04 April.

21 March 2014

Posted on Friday 21 March 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 9s.

Children will know which spellings they need to learn this week (A or B).

‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ (A)

This week’s spellings are all words which follow the rule: ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ when the sound is ‘ee’. A lot of these words are adjectives, so you can use them in your narrative writing.

receive

grieving

conceited

shrieking

deceitful

unbelievable

piercing

relieved

mischievous

fierce

 

‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ (B)

This week’s spellings are all words which follow the rule: ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ when the sound is ‘ee’. You can use a lot of these words in your narrative writing.

receive

shield

brief

shrieking

piece

believe

piercing

relief

mischief

fierce

14 March 2014

Posted on Friday 14 March 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

We’re all learning the same spellings this week.

Words ending in ‘y’ and their suffixes

This week’s spellings are words whose root words end with a ‘y’. The ‘y’ changes to an ‘i’ when you add the suffixes ness, er, est, ed and ly.

happiness

heaviest

emptiness

carried

windier

varied

prettier

readily

laziest

hungrily

07 March 2014

Posted on Friday 07 March 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 7s.

Children will know which spellings they need to practise this week (A or B).

Word roots and derivations (A)

This week’s spellings are groups of words that have the same word root (for example ‘play’ can become ‘playful’, ‘playground’ etc.). Can you think of any other word roots?

assist

prove

assistant

approval

assistance

disprove

operate

obey

cooperate

obedient

cooperation

disobedience

 

Word roots and derivations (B)

This week’s spellings are groups of words that have the same word root (for example ‘play’ can become ‘playful’, ‘playground’ etc.). Can you think of any other word roots?

relate

pass

relative

passage

relation

passenger

cover

joy

discover

joyful

discovery

enjoyment

28 February 2014

Posted on Friday 28 February 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 6s.

We’re all learning the same spellings this week.

Common letter strings

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the same letters in a row, but have different pronunciations of those ‘letter strings’.

ough

ie

ear

enough

thieves

heard

though

tried

search

through

shield

heartfelt

brought

niece

clearly