Year 5 Spelling

16 November 2012

Posted on Friday 16 November 2012 by Mr Owen

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

All children have the same ones this week and although the individual words aren’t too tricky, they must be used at the correct time. Year 5 therefore need to practise using the right homophone in sentences, which is how they will be tested.

1) threw – through

2) which – witch

3) wear – where

4) they’re – there – their

5) allowed – aloud

6) weather – whether

09 September 2012

Posted on Friday 09 November 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that end in the suffix ‘ful‘. Words that normally end in y are changed to an i when you add ful.

Children have been told if they are group a, b or c. These groups will change throughout the year, depending on individual children’s needs.

ful
endings (A)

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

beautiful

merciful

pitiful

plentiful

shameful

boastful

scornful

doubtful

 

  ful
endings (B)

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

beautiful

pitiful

hopeful

shameful

colourful

harmful

careful

fearful

 

ful
endings (C)

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

beautiful

pitiful

hopeful

shameful

colourful

harmful

careful

fearful

High
Frequency Words

people

because

running

quick

19 October 2012

Posted on Friday 19 October 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are “irregular” spellings for past tense.  They do not follow the regular rules for adding “ed”.

These will be tested on Friday 26 October 2012.

think

thought

fight

fought

bring

brought

buy

bought

can

could

are

were

catch

caught

teach

taught

hear

heard

find

found

wind

wound

12 October 2012

Posted on Friday 12 October 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are continuing the rule of changing the “y” to “i”.  They will be tested on Friday 19 October 2012.

There seem to be a lot of spellings on this list but the children have been learning about this rule all week and are familiar with these words.  Please encourage them to add any more words that they can think of.  The spelling test will test them on 8 of these words and we will be verbally discussing all of them.

Spellings

Year 5

12.10.12

                            drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ rule
              This is a spelling rule that applies often:when adding ‘ly’, ‘ful’, ‘ed’ and other endings…Add some more when you think of them!

y + i + ful

y + i + es

y + i + ly

y + i + er / est

y + i + ed

beautiful

babies

happily

happier / happiest

tried

plentiful

puppies

crazily

crazier / craziest

fried

fanciful

cities

funnily

funnier / funniest

cried

pitiful

luckily

luckier / luckiest

friendlier / friendliest

 

05 October 2012

Posted on Friday 05 October 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are words where you need drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’.  There are lots of words that could have been chosen for this rule; we’ve chosen words that will help to make our narrative writing more interesting next week. They will be tested on Friday 12 October 2012.

The words in orange are abstract nouns.  Can you think of any other abstract nouns?

Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’
moody

moodier

moodiest

mood

terrify

terrifies

terror

hungry

hungrier

hungriest

hunger

28 September 2012

Posted on Friday 28 September 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are all about shortened forms of words.  They are known as contractions.  The table shows the full version and the shortened form; the children are only expected to learn the shortened form.  The apostrophe replaces the letters that have been missed out.

They will be tested on Friday 05 October 2012.

could not

couldn’t

should not

shouldn’t

would not

wouldn’t

have not

haven’t

cannot

can’t

will not

won’t

does not

doesn’t

they have

they’ve

they are

they’re

are not

aren’t

21 September 2012

Posted on Friday 21 September 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are looking at another rule for adding ‘ing’.   These spellings will be tested on Friday 28 September.

short vowel sounds – double up and add “ing”

Short vowel sounds – double up and add “ing”

stir

stirring

occur

occurring

commit

committing

begin

beginning

refer

referring

14 September 2012

Posted on Thursday 13 September 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are following the rule of:

when a verb ends in “e” then drop the “e” for “ing”

These will be tested on Friday 21 September.

 

Spellings 14.09.12

Rule: drop the “e” and add “ing”

hope

hoping

condense

condensing

evaporate

evaporating

freeze

freezing

amaze

amazing

 

07 September 2012

Posted on Friday 07 September 2012 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s spellings are looking at regular verb endings.  There are 15 spellings this week because they are regular words that the children are familiar with.

Spellings: Regular verb endings 07.09.12

cooks cooked cooking
plays played playing
invents invented inventing
jumps jumped jumping
looks looked looking

06 July 2012

Posted on Monday 09 July 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are the same as last week – though children should now also find their own examples of when to use apostrophes (different words) to share with the rest of the class.