Year 5 Spelling

06 November 2020

Posted on Thursday 05 November 2020 by Miss Wilson

plurals

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that all have a suffix added to them to make them plural: s, es, ves or ies. Make sure you know what all of the words mean! Your task is to pluralise the word with the correct suffix. Then, choose one of our spelling strategies in order to practise them.
attach bargain bruise crutch category
design dictionary hoof opportunity wolf

16 October 2020

Posted on Thursday 15 October 2020 by Miss Wilson

adding suffixes

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that can all have a suffix added to them. Make sure you know what all of the words mean! Your task is to practise adding -ing, -ed, -er and –est but only where it’s appropriate. Then, you need to write a story containing as many of your words as possible.
achieve criticise determine develop equip
guarantee interrupt occur persuade queue

09 October 2020

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Miss Wilson

tricky words

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that are commonly misspelled – they’re the tricky words! Make sure you know what all of the words mean and then choose one of the spelling strategies to practise them. It’s a good idea to write them in sentences of your own.
because could sure people friend
beautiful which really thoughtful should

02 October 2020

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Miss Wilson

drop the y for an i

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that follow the ‘drop the y for an i’ rule. Your task is to practise adding or changing the suffix of each word eg to add    –ing, -ed, or –ies, wherever it’s possible. Make sure you know what all of the words mean and then choose one of the spelling strategies to practise them.
category cemetery community curiosity dictionary
identity opportunity secretary try

variety

25 September 2020

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Miss Wilson

double up for a short vowel sound

This week’s spelling task is an investigation! Your task is to find as many words as possible where you would need to double up for a short vowel sound. For example: appreciate, embarrass or occupy. You might also need to double up if you are adding a suffix. For example: pop > popping or commit > committing.

You might find the words when you’re out and about, on a cereal box at home or maybe in your reading book. In class, we will find out who has the longest word, who has the most complex and who found theirs in the most interesting place!

18 September 2020

Posted on Thursday 17 September 2020 by Miss Wilson

homophones

This week’s spelling list is formed using our Must Do homophones for Year 5/6. Your task this week is to write your own sentences that contain these homophones. They could be about something we’ve been learning about, something about you or your own ideas entirely. For an extra challenge, include some expanded noun phrases, conjunctions and varied openers, just like we’ve done in class.

witch, which, where, wear, were, of*, off

*Make sure to use should have if you’re saying something like: “He should have scored that!”

11 September 2020

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2020 by Miss Wilson

24 January 2020

Posted on Friday 24 January 2020 by Miss Wilson

prefixes co- and re-

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that all start with the prefix co and re. You’ve been given only the root words but your task is to find the words starting with the correct prefix in the word search in your book. If you don’t know what any mean, find out.
consider enter emerge exist ignite
invent operate ordinate own tell

12 January 2020

Posted on Sunday 12 January 2020 by Mr Wain

 

homophones

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that can sound the same, but have a different spelling and meaning. Your task is to complete a silly sentence for each one of the words. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, use a dictionary or alternative source to find out. As always, please come and see me before the deadline for help!
principle dessert profit stationery compliment
principal desert prophet stationary complement

06 December 2019

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Miss Wilson

apostrophes

This week’s spelling list is formed using words from the Year 5/6 Statutory Spelling list. Children need to know all of these words by the end of year six. Your task, this week, is to write a story that contains all of these words but you need to add an apostrophe for either possession or contraction – for example: “The school’s play was amazing.” Or “School’s out for Christmas, soon!”

community

government individual neighbour professional
restaurant secretary soldier vehicle

yacht