Year 5 Spelling

30 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings continue to involve adding ‘…ing’.

This time all the words need to drop the e for ‘ing’

Some examples in sentences:

  • My sister was hiding and hoping we couldn’t see her.
  • Simon Cowell likes creating TV programmes with lots of judging.
  • I’m taking caring for others very seriously at the moment because it’s safety week.

Drop the e for ing (A)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to drop the e from the end of the word before adding ing. They often have long vowel sounds.

judge – judging

stride – striding

create – creating

compete – competing

chime – chiming

whine – whining

waddle – wadding

pace – pacing

combine – combining

thrive – thriving


Drop the e for ing (B)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to drop the e from the end of the word before adding ing. They often have long vowel sounds.

judge – judging

slide – sliding

create – creating

stride – striding

chime – chiming

race – racing

hide – hiding

pace – pacing

care – caring

combine – combining


Drop the e for ing (C)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to drop the e from the end of the word before adding ing. They often have long vowel sounds.

The last 4 words are words we use a lot – ‘high frequency’ words.

judge – judging

slide – sliding

create – creating

stride – striding

make – making

race – racing

hide – hiding

pace – pacing

care – caring

shake – shaking

place

high

some

together

23 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all to do with doubling up for a short vowel sound – this time with ing.

This is part of a really important spelling rule that I wish I’d been taught when I was at school! A double constonant makes the vowel sound short, so you can hear hopping (short ‘o’ sound), not hoping (a long sound, like ‘oh’).

Your child knows if it needs to learn group A, B or C. Group C has some high frequency spellings to learn, too.

Doubling up for a short vowel sound – adding ing (A)

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

lug – lugging

lag – lagging

wrap – wrapping

jet – jetting

plot – plotting

pit – pitting

plod – plodding

man – manning

sag – sagging

whet – whetting


Doubling up for a short vowel sound – adding ing (B)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to double the last consonant before adding ing. They make the vowel sound short.  The left word of each pair is just a ‘root’ word so you can see where the ing word comes from. Learn the ings only!

hop – hopping

beg – begging

win – winning

swim – swimming

plot – plotting

shop – shopping

plod – plodding

run – running

stop – stopping

sag – sagging


Doubling up for a short vowel sound – adding ing (C)

This week’s spellings are all words need you to double the last consonant before adding ing. They make the vowel sound short.  The left word of each pair is just a ‘root’ word so you can see where the ing word comes from. Learn the ings only!

The last 4 words are words we use a lot – ‘high frequency’ words.

hop – hopping

dropping – dropping

win – winning

swim – swimming

plot – plotting

shop – shopping

hug – hugging

run – running

use

does

really

make

Try learning spellings in sentences such as:

  • I was dropping my mum off at Tesco to do some shopping when I noticed a hopping mad man hugging a lamp post.
  • He was winning the swimming race, but stopping to do some plotting was a mistake.

16 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words which have been spelt incorrectly by many children since the start of term. They’re often ones which children and adults alike get mixed up with, so now’s the perfect time to get them sorted out!

We’re split into three groups: A, B and C. Children have ten spellings each and will be tested on Friday 23 September.

Our times table this week is the 3s. Five minutes’ practice every day makes all the difference!

Easy words to spell incorrectly (A)

This week’s spellings are all words that are often misspelt.

immense

should

everywhere

busy

probably

gigantic

speech

example

though

through


Easy words to spell incorrectly (B)

This week’s spellings are all words that are often misspelt.

when

went

were

everywhere

probably

gigantic

should

any

though

through


Easy words to spell incorrectly (C)

This week’s spellings are all words that are often misspelt.

when

went

where

were

probably

busy

people

every

could

any

It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 June 2011

Posted on Friday 08 July 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all wow words. Children should practise using them in sentences.

Group A

  • exhilarating
  • mischievous
  • sincere
  • nonchalant
  • spontaneous
  • disastrous
  • intriguing
  • gregarious


Group B

  • astounding
  • sincere
  • ambitious
  • precious
  • ancient
  • honest
  • luscious


Group C

  • petrifying
  • beautiful
  • delightful
  • dazzling
  • honest
  • gloomy
  • cunning
  • magical
  • delicate

01 July 2011

Posted on Monday 04 July 2011 by Mr Owen

This week we are learning about words that begin with ‘ir’ or ‘il’ to make a negative.

Groups A and B

illegible

illegal

illiterate

irrelevant

irresponsible

irregular

irritate

irrational

illogical

Group C

illegal

irrelevant

irregular

irritate

illogical

 

High Frequency

wear

where

24 June 2011

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2011 by Mr Owen

Sorry for the late posting – I’ve had issues with my laptop. Children were given the spellings on Friday 24th June.

This week we are learning about words that  begin with ‘in’ or ‘im’ to make a negative.

 Groups A and B

 impolite                 inactive                 incapable                      immature 

inaccurate         impatient              inconvenient              incomplete

 Can you find 3 more of your own with in or im starts?


Group C

impolite                 inactive             immature                 inaccurate  

impatient              incomplete

 Can you find 3 more of your own with in or im starts?

 High Frequency

 high                       sigh                        slight                         night


17 June 2011

Posted on Monday 20 June 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all adverbs which describe how something is done. These will hopefully come in useful in our Newspaper Report literacy learning.

Groups are as usual.

adverbs (A)

This week all of our spellings are adverbs – they describe how something is done.

importantly

obviously

eventually

intuitively

incredibly

disappointingly

unfortunately

amazingly


adverbs (B)

This week all of our spellings are adverbs – they describe how something is done.

obviously

eventually

incredibly

unfortunately

amazingly

really

happily

finally

Group C has an extra set of words that need to use our ‘double up’ rule – slip turns to slipped by ‘doubling up’ the p.

adverbs (C)

This week all of our spellings are adverbs – they describe how something is done.

really

slowly

quietly

quickly

happily

firstly

finally

sadly

High Frequency Words

slipped

slapped

running

hopping

10 June 2011

Posted on Thursday 09 June 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are again all words ending in a ‘shun’ sound. Last week’s had a tion spelling, but this week’s end in sion, ssion or cian. Remember that cian words usually relate to people’s jobs!

Groups are as usual.

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 has an extra ending that creates a ‘shun’ sound…

shun endings (C)

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

mission

explosion

Asian

Russian

ocean

musician

magician

electrcian

High Frequency Words

cough

laugh

tough

rough

20 May 2011

Posted on Friday 20 May 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all words that sound like they end in the sound ‘shun’. There are different ways to make a ‘shun’ sound in English, including tion, cian, sion and ssion. The week our spellings all end in tion and the high frequency words for group C this week are all words from our Y5 spelling test and are words that many children failed to spell correctly. Why not have a look at them even if you child isn’t in group C?

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