Year 5 Spelling

06 December 2013

Posted on Friday 06 December 2013 by Mr Owen

Children know if they are group A, B or C.

shun endings (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a shun sound.

observation

construction

edition

variation

illustration

connection

obstruction

resolution

 

shun endings (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a shun sound.

pollution

emotion

devotion

motion

position

competition

education

station

 

shun endings (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a shun.

pollution

emotion

motion

connection

opposition

competition

nation

station

High Frequency Words

can’t

wouldn’t

didn’t

couldn’t

 

 

 

 

29 November 2013

Posted on Friday 29 November 2013 by Mr Owen

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’.

ight

our

oo

frighten

devour

mistook

weight

flour

harpoon

delighted

neighbour

roomy

height

pouring

shook

22 November 2013

Posted on Friday 22 November 2013 by Mr Owen

Plurals – changing f to ves and irregular

This week’s spellings are all plurals that need to change an f to a ves. For example, you have one scarf but many scarves. Can you come up with more of your own? Some plurals
are irregular too – they don’t follow any pattern.

knives

woman – women

shelves

mouse – mice

thieves

tooth – teeth

scarves

goose – geese

wolves

foot – feet

14 November 2013

Posted on Thursday 14 November 2013 by Mr Owen

Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘ies’

This week’s spellings are all plurals that need to drop the y for an ies. For example, you have one puppy but many puppies. Can you come up with more of your own?

party – parties

flurry – flurries

puppy – puppies

worry – worries

lorry – lorries

body – bodies

city – cities

pony – ponies

lolly – lollies

penny – pennies

08 November 2013

Posted on Friday 08 November 2013 by Mrs O'Malley

All children have the same spellings this week…

Plurals (-s and –es)

This week’s spellings are all words in their plural forms. It’s important to remember that most
nouns add –s in the plural. However, nouns ending in hissing, buzzing or shushing sounds (-ss, -x, -ch,  -sh) add –es in the plural. This adds a syllable and makes it easier to say.

sketch – sketches

box – boxes

audience – audiences

creature – creatures

reporter – reporters

introduction – introductions

clauses – clauses

conclusion – conclusions

feature – features

matches – matches

quote – quotes

witness – witnesses

04 November 2013

Posted on Monday 04 November 2013 by Mrs O'Malley

As usual, children know if they’re in group A or B for spellings this week. They’ll be tested on Friday 08 November.

-ful suffix (A)

This week’s spellings are all words that contain the –ful suffix.
Remember, it’s one ‘l’ at the end, not two!

doubtful

purposeful

successful

dreadful

thoughtful

peaceful

beautiful

truthful

grateful

graceful

colourful

wonderful

 

-ful suffix (B)

This week’s spellings are all words that contain the –ful suffix.
Remember, it’s one ‘l’ at the end, not two!

careful

harmful

cheerful

forgetful

thoughtful

peaceful

awful

truthful

grateful

mouthful

powerful

wonderful

 

It’s half-term…

Posted on Saturday 26 October 2013 by Mr Roundtree

…so no specific homework, spellings or tables this week.  It’s a good time to relax and enjoy some time with your children – have you visited the free exhibition of Anthony Browne pictures at Leeds City Museum, for example?

18 October 2013

Posted on Friday 18 October 2013 by Mrs O'Malley

Children know if they’re in group A or B for spellings this week. They’ll be tested on Friday 25 October.

Past tense (A)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs. Be careful with the
endings – some sound as though they should end with the letter ‘t’ when, in
fact, it’s usually a ‘d’ or an ‘ed’.

tried

stuttered

gasped

murmured

whispered

devoured

whimpered

explored

wondered

wished

carried

replied

 

Past tense (B)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs. Be careful with the
endings – some sound as though they should end with the letter ‘t’ when, in
fact, it’s usually a ‘d’ or an ‘ed’.

tried

rushed

gasped

created

noted

worked

fixed

showed

wondered

wished

carried

replied

 

11 October 2013

Posted on Friday 11 October 2013 by Mrs O'Malley

Children know if they’re in group A or B for spellings this week. They’ll be tested on Friday 18 October.

Maths, Maths, Maths! (A)

In Maths, we’ve been learning all about shapes and symmetry. This
week’s spellings are all words that we’ve been using during our lessons.

parallel

parallelogram

rhombus

sphere

cuboid

cylinder

prism

pyramid

octagon

trapezium

symmetry

symmetrical

 

Maths, Maths, Maths! (B)

In Maths, we’ve been learning all about shapes and symmetry. This
week’s spellings are all words that we’ve been using during our lessons.

square

circle

triangle

rectangle

trapezium

rhombus

hexagon

pentagon

octagon

parallel

symmetry

symmetrical

 

 

04 October 2013

Posted on Friday 04 October 2013 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Children know if they’re A or B group. These spellings will be tested on Friday 11 October.

Homophones (A)

This week’s spellings are all words that sound the same but have different spellings (homophones). When you’re learning these, ask someone at home to test you by creating a ‘fill the missing gap’ sentence. For example: ‘What’s that over ……….?’ (their/they’re/there).

you’re

sun

piece

break

your

son

peace

brake

there

reign

sent

road

they’re

rain

cent

rowed

their

rein

scent

rode

beach

waste

week

meet

beech

waist

weak

meat

 

Homophones (B)
This week’s spellings are all words that sound the same but have different spellings (homophones). When you’re learning these, ask someone at home to test you by creating a ‘fill the missing gap’ sentence. For example: ‘What’s that over….?’ (their/they’re/there).
you’re sun piece break
your son peace brake
there to bye road
they’re too by rowed
their two buy rode
board some week meet
bored sum weak meat