Year 5 Spelling

08 February 2013

Posted on Friday 08 February 2013 by Mr Owen

All of our spellings this week are words which follow drop the y for an i – one of our three main spelling rules. Children should be familiar with this rule, but need to keep rehearsing it so that they never make an error with it.

Children chose these words:

  • prettily
  • replied
  • crazily
  • happily
  • terrified
  • beautifully
  • cherries
  • stealthily

01 February 2013

Posted on Friday 01 February 2013 by Mr Owen

Prefixes – opposites

This week’s spellings are all words that have a prefix (start of a word) which makes the word mean the opposite of what it used to mean.

unimportant inconvenient impolite irresponsible
unimpressive Intolerant immortal irrelevant

25 January 2013

Posted on Friday 25 January 2013 by Mr Owen

Some children have: Greek prefixes (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that have an Ancient Greek prefix.

panorama

autobiography

antidote

hyperactive

monochrome

thermal

geography

democracy

 

Some children have: Greek prefixes (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that have an Ancient Greek prefix.

telephone

autobiography

antidote

biology

photograph

semicircle

geography

microscope

 

Other children have: Greek prefixes (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that have an Ancient Greek prefix.

telephone

triangle

geography

automatic

photograph

semicircle

biology

microscope

Common Words

break

throw

heard

view

 

Children need, as always, to practise writing these in sentences. We have discussed all meanings, even the meanings of the prefixes, but if children are unsure, they should use a dictionary, or come and see me for a reminder on Monday.

18 November 2013

Posted on Friday 18 January 2013 by Mr Owen

ce words

This week’s words all have ce in them.
Children have discussed in class that a c followed by an e nearly always sound like an ‘s’ – a ‘soft c’.

ceiling

cereal except recent century
descend certain receive cemetery

centre

11 January 2013

Posted on Friday 11 January 2013 by Mr Owen

ci words
This week’s spellings are all words that have a soft c (which makes an s sound) followed by an i.

Children have discussed word meanings, but as some are tricky, they need to make sure that they know how to use each word in a sentence.

accident circular cinema civil recite
incident descipline decision circus circumstance

It’s Christmas…

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012 by Mr Roundtree

…so enjoy the break.

We don’t give homework or spellings and tables to learn during holidays.  Instead, we hope you all enjoy the break and spend some fabulously festive family time, whether it’s playing board games, enjoying a book or two or simply relaxing in front of the telly for a treat.

14 December 2012

Posted on Friday 14 December 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all plurals again.

(Beware, though: a few of the words are also verbs in the present tense – can you spot them?)

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

try – tries

puppy  – puppies

worry – worries

lorry – lorries

body   – bodies

city  – cities

pony  – ponies

lolly – lollies

penny – pennies

07 December 2012

Posted on Saturday 08 December 2012 by Mr Owen

Plurals  – add es

This  week’s spellings are all plurals again. This time, you need to change the word to end in an ‘es’ to make it a plural. Y5 noticed that all of these words end in a ‘s’, ‘sh’ or ‘ch’ sound.

box  – boxes

patch  – patches

catch  – catches

dish  – dishes

match – matches

hiss  – hisses

fox  – foxes

witch  – witches

watch  – watches

wish  – wishes

30 November 2012

Posted on Friday 30 November 2012 by Mr Owen

Plurals
– just add s

This week’s spellings are all plurals that have been chosen by the class. These words just need you to add ‘s’ to make a plural. Can you come up with more of your own?

peasants

projectors

doughnuts

dinosaurs

labels

helicopters

zebras

stations

homophones

presents

23 November 2013

Posted on Friday 23 November 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all homophones again – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.

All children have the same spellings. This week, the children that got the lower scores in our spelling test were ones that chose the wrong homophone, so the more practice you can do writing in sentences the better.

  1. bare / bear
  2. wait / weight
  3. mist / missed
  4. poor / pour / paw
  5. made / maid
  6. sale / sail
  7. past / passed