Year 5 Spelling

23 March 2012

Posted on Friday 23 March 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that make an ‘ul’ sound, often – but not always – using the ‘le’ letter pattern.

le endings (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that end with ‘le’ and other words that don’t follow that pattern but sound like they should!

comfortable

responsible

miracle

label

hospital

magical

parcel

terrible

 

le endings (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that end with ‘le’ and other words that don’t follow that pattern but sound like they should!

trickle

example

sensible

petal

tunnel

metal

cancel

crumple

 

le endings (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that end with ‘le’ and other words that don’t follow that pattern but sound like they should!

table

bottle

little

terrible

medal

metal

cancel

parcel

High Frequency Words

through

throw

though

tough

16 March 2012

Posted on Monday 19 March 2012 by Mr Owen

This week, our spellings are all impressive ‘wow’ words chosen by the children. Children should practise using these in sentences as much as possible so that they become familiar with how to use them – there’s no point learning how to spell new words if you can’t use them correctly!

  1. surly
  2. luxurious
  3. grotesque
  4. svelte
  5. putrid
  6. debonair
  7. ominously
  8. stealthily
  9. incredibly
  10. inadvertently
  11. sceptically

09 March 2012

Posted on Friday 09 March 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are more plurals. These ones need you to add es. Once again, some children may find them pretty easy – they should make sure they can use them in sentences, as well as pushing themselves by coming up with more plurals that match the rule.

Plurals – add es

This week’s spellings are all plurals again. This time the words you need to change the word to end in an es to make is a plural. Can you come up with more of your own?

box – boxes

patch – patches

catch – catches

dish – dishes

match – matches

hiss – hisses

fox – foxes

witch – witches

watch – watches

wish – wishes

 

02 March 2012

Posted on Friday 02 March 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all plurals again. This time, children are concentrating on words that need you to drop the y for an i and then add es. Children all have the same words – if they find them easy, of course they should be finding more complicated ones of their own that match the rule.  The drop the y for an i rule is very important one that children often forget in their writing.

Changing ‘y’ to ‘ies’

This week’s spellings are all plurals that need to change a y to 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

24 February 2012

Posted on Saturday 25 February 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are plurals again. This time, we’re focusing on word endings that change from f to v when they are pluralised eg Mr Wilks may have one calf but I have three calves, and Mr Redfearn has one nice scarf but all of my scarves are even nicer.

Spelling list

This week’s spellings are all plurals that need to change an f to a v. For example, you have one scarf but many scarves. Can you come up with more of your own?

calves

knives

selves

loaves

thieves

lives

halves

scarves

wolves

wives

Although these spellings are fairly straightforward, children can easily push themselves by thinking of their own and should, of course, be using these words in sentences when they practise.

It’s the holidays…

Posted on Saturday 11 February 2012 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no spellings or homework activities.

Instead, enjoy a winter walk, the marvellous Muppets movie, some cool culture at a gallery or museum… Enjoy the half-term break.

03 February 2012

Posted on Friday 03 February 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are, again, all words that end in a ‘shun‘ sound.

Unlike last week, this week’s words end in :

  • sian (for where someone is from or language: ‘Russian‘ or ‘Asian‘)
  • sion
  • cian (if the word is someone’s job: electrician, musician, magician).

Some of the words might be unfamiliar to children, so they should learn their meaning as well. This is a great opportunity for children to learn impressive new words to then put into their writing. Practising writing them in sentences will obviously help with this process and should be part of spelling learning at home.

shun endings (A)

We’re still learning about words that end in a shun sound.

percussion

exclusion

extension

corrosion

electrician

musician

magician

politician

 

  shun endings (B)

We’re still learning about words that end in a shun sound.

mansion

mission

confusion

explosion

ocean

magician

electrician

musician

Group C should look out for country and place names – they have capital letters.

shun endings (C)

We’re still learning about words that end in a shun sound.

mission

explosion

Asian

Russian

ocean

musician

magician

electrician

High Frequency Words

cough

laugh

tough

rough

27 January 2012

Posted on Friday 27 January 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that sound like they end in ‘shun’. Actually, they end using the ‘tion’ letter pattern.

shun endings (A)

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

revolution

pollution

promotion

devotion

intuition

completion

demonstration

foundation

 

  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

lotion

opposition

competition

nation

station

High Frequency Words

colour

remember

difficult

laughing

20 January 2012

Posted on Friday 20 January 2012 by Mr Owen

Irregular past tense

This week, we’re all looking at words in the past tense that don’t end in ed, but instead have an unusual (irregular) ending. Unfortunately, there are loads in English and you just have to learn them.

Present tense

Past tense

catch

caught

buy

bought

bring

brought

drink

drank

blow

blew

throw

threw

dream

dreamt

sleep

slept

take

took

meet

met

13 January 2012

Posted on Monday 16 January 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that end in ed. Some sound like they end in a d sound but some sound like a t – so watch out!

ed

This week, we’re all looking at words that end in ed. Some sounds like they end in a d but some sound like the end in t – watch out!

T sound

D sound

jumped

travelled

tripped

happened

slipped

glanced

smoked

checked

announced

repaired