Year 5 Spelling

29 June 2012

Posted on Monday 02 July 2012 by Mr Owen

Using apostrophes

This week’s spellings are all word that either have apostrophes in, or sound like words that do. This is possibly more to do with grammar than spelling, but is very important to get right. Children should practise using each one in a sentence. Examples of when to use each one is written after each one.

its

Something that belongs to an it

eg ‘Look at its feet.’

it’s

Meaning it is.

Eg ‘It’s my favourite.’

their

Something belonging to them

eg ‘I’m going to their house.’

they’re

Meaning they are.

eg ‘They’re mine.’

there

Referring to a place or thing.

eg ‘There is the river.’ or “Is there anything to eat?”

 

your

Something belonging to you.

eg ‘I like your hat!’

you’re

Meaning you are.

eg ‘You’re really kind.’

22 June 2012

Posted on Friday 22 June 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that are negatives again. This time they begin with the prefixes dis, ir or im. They’ve been chosen by the class!

  1. discourage
  2. disagree
  3. disrespect
  4. disadvantage
  5. disapprove
  6. immobile
  7. impure
  8. irresponsible
  9. irregular
  10. irresistible

15 June 2012

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2012 by Mr Owen

Negation

This week’s spellings are all words that have been changed to mean the opposite of what they did originally. Many words that are negatives begin with un, il and im – these prefixes are used this week. Learn the negative versions.

kindness – unkindness

packed – unpacked

happiness – unhappiness

legal – illegal

likely – unlikely

possible – impossible

natural – unnatural

moveable – immoveable

patient – impatient

mortal – immortal

25 May 2012

Posted on Saturday 26 May 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words ending in a ‘shun‘ sound.

We’ve learnt this ending before, but recently there’s been a few mistakes so it’s time to revisit to make sure we get it right! They’re mostly impressive words to use as well – so children should make sure that they can use them in sentences.

  1. rejection
  2. tradition
  3. devotion
  4. complication
  5. sensation
  6. extension – the only one this week with a sion ending.
  7. direction
  8. temptation
  9. action
  10. potion

18 May 2012

Posted on Friday 18 May 2012 by Mr Owen

This week, children have chosen our spellings to match our main spelling rules. These words, while mostly pretty simple, are a good reminder of the three main rules, which will help in next week’s main spelling test as part of our end of year tests.

Double up for a short vowel sound

  • swimming
  • grinning
  • approach
  • cunning

Drop the y for an i

  • stealthily
  • berries

Drop the e for ing

  • smiling
  • hoping

 

11 May 2012

Posted on Friday 11 May 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are to do with unstressed vowels (vowels that you can’t hear very well in words).

For example:

  • family – if we say this word, sometimes we might pronounce it”fam-ly” (without the i)
  • library – we might say “lib-ry” (without the a)

It’s important that children learn that words sometimes have vowels (and consonants!) that aren’t heard but must be included in their spellings.

Unstressed vowels (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that have unstressed vowels (vowels that you can’t hear properly).

miserable

abominable

memorable

abandoned

marvellous

desperate

compromise

familiar

 

 Unstressed vowels (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that have unstressed vowels (vowels that you can’t hear properly).

smuggler

factory

library

miserable

definitely

easily

interested

Heaven

 

Unstressed vowels (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that have unstressed vowels (vowels that you can’t hear properly).

easily

library

definitely

hospital

family

carpet

interested

heaven

high frequency

awful

normal

always

anyway

04 May 2012

Posted on Friday 04 May 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that used to end in a y, but have been changed to make another word. The spelling rule is ‘drop the y for an i‘.

Drop the y for an i (A & B)

This week’s spellings are all words that normally end in a y, but have been changed into related words by ‘dropping the y for an i’.

naughtiest

chilliest

loveliest

bodies

silliest

moodiest

stealthier

tiniest

steadier

rubies

 

Drop the y for an i (C)

This week’s spellings are all words that normally end in a y, but have been changed into related words by ‘dropping the y for an i’.

naughtiest

chilliest

pennies

bodies

happier

moodiest

copier

tiniest

steadier

rubies

27 April 2012

Posted on Friday 27 April 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are again words that follow the spelling rule ‘double up for a short vowel sound‘. It applies to loads of words.

Doubling up for a short vowel sound (A)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to double a consonant. They make the vowel sound short.  Some of them are quite unusual! If you’re not sure, find out what they mean.

approach

opponent

attention

terrible

illusion

hassle

illustration

pummel

intelligent

topple

 

Doubling up for a short vowel sound (B& C)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to double a consonant. They make the vowel sound short.

hobble

setting

haggle

pebble

toddle

huddle

wobble

wiggle

giggle

letting

20 April 2012

Posted on Friday 20 April 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all to do with alternatives to the work ‘said‘.  All of the verbs below can replace ‘said’.  Using said can become repetitive, so it’s a good idea to have a variety of other words handy.

As usual, your child will be asked to use one of these words in a sentence (this time a speech sentence!).  Children know if they are group A, B or C.

Said words (A)

interrupted 

interjected 

conceded

answered

wondered

explained

stuttered

whispered

murmured

sneered

 

Said words (B)

agreed

shouted

screamed

gasped

exclaimed

asked

replied

snapped

cried

sighed

 

Said words (C)

High frequency words on the right:

said

tomorrow

asked

below

cried

borrow

replied

yesterday

shouted

answer

30 March 2012

Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2012 by Mr Roundtree

It’s the Easter holidays and, in line with our Homework Policy, teachers do not set spellings or homework tasks. Instead, enjoy the sunny weather by getting active: a trip to the park, a game of football, a cycle ride or a long walk!

During the holidays, two of our teachers will visit Italy, one will be in Russia and one will be in…Barry Island!