Year 5 Spelling

13 May 2011

Posted on Monday 16 May 2011 by Mr Owen

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

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

break

take

wait

pain

06 May 2011

Posted on Saturday 07 May 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all word that sound like the end in a ‘le’. This is a common ending for words, but there are other spellings that produce the same sound in English.

For example:

  • table
  • tunnel
  • metal

Children have their usual A, B and C groups with C group having some high frequency words to learn as well. Please note that the high frequency words all have the same sounds in them so read should be pronounced as ‘red’ not ‘reed’.

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

cannibal

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 (same sound, different spellings)

mean

bread

read

beg

28 April 2011

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are, as suggested last week, a revision of three previous weeks’ words in order to make sure children are retaining rules as well as words!

Children should make sure they still know the words from the weeks dating 04/03/11,  10/02/11 and 28/02/11.

This equates to 2 x ‘Drop the y for i’ and 1 x homophones. Children should have them in their Learning Lists book, or they can be found on this page by scrolling down.

21 April 2011

Posted on Thursday 21 April 2011 by Mr Owen

This week, Class 5 need to practise all the spellings that they’ve learnt for the last three tests.

  • 2 x unstressed vowels
  • 1 x connectives

Children should have spelling lists for previous weeks in their learning list books, but they’re also here on previous posts.

Next week will look at the three tests prior to that (drop the ‘y’ for ‘i’ and homophones), if children want to get a head start and revise those too.

A number of children are doing very well in tests but forgetting to spell accurately in writing tasks, so I’m hopeful that this revision will remind them of the importance of retaining general rules and not just learning words.

25 March 2011

Posted on Saturday 26 March 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are to do with unstressed vowels again – have a look at last week’s post for more info!

Some of these words will be new for many children, so it’s important that they learn what they mean and how to use them in a sentence. This will, of course, be covered in class, but support from home always helps!

Unstressed vowels (A & B)

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

generally

predict

poisonous

disinterest

difference

conference

prosperous

explanatory


Unstressed vowels (C)

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

difference

frightening

general

separate

doctor

smuggler

factory

marvellous

 

high frequency

 

anywhere

somebody

exit

probably

18 March 2011

Posted on Sunday 20 March 2011 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 pronounce “libr-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

11 March 2011

Posted on Saturday 12 March 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spelling are all connectives. We are going to start a literacy unit on discussion and connectives will be well used! It’s essential that children understand how to use these connectives too, so any work at home that can be done on when and how to use these words would be very beneficial. We will, of course, be doing it in class too!

Connectives (A)

This week, we’re learning how to spell connectives. It links in with our new literacy topic of discussion.

furthermore

henceforth

notwithstanding

nonetheless

meanwhile

whereas

therefore

besides


Connectives (B)

This week, we’re learning how to spell connectives. It links in with our new literacy topic of discussion.

furthermore

however

despite

since

meanwhile

because

therefore

besides


Connectives (C)

This week, we’re learning how to spell connectives. It links in with our new literacy topic of discussion.

while

although

because

despite

since

therefore

however

meanwhile

 

high frequency

 

what

when

where

who

04 March 2010

Posted on Saturday 05 March 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all to do with knowing how to change words that end in y in order to make other words. The ing words don’t need you to drop the y – can children find any that you would need to drop the y for?

Children will not be tested on all of them – it will be a test of ten words as normal on Friday 8th March.

As usual, please learn these spellings in a list so that it makes it easier to use them correctly when writing.

This week’s times table will be 6s.

Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ (A)

This week, we’re learning how to change words that end in a y to make other related words.

verb

ing

past

noun

supply

supplying

replied

supplier

ally

allying

allied

alliance

try

trying

trying

trial

vary

varying

varied

variety


Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ (B)

This week, we’re learning how to change words that end in a y to make other related words.

verb

ing

past

noun

supply

supplying

replied

supplier

carry

carrying

carried

carrier

try

trying

trying

trial

vary

varying

varied

variety


Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ (C)

This week, we’re learning how to change words that end in a y to make other related words. High frequency words at the bottom.

verb

ing

past

noun

supply

supplying

replied

supplier

 

carry

carrying

carried

carrier

 

try

trying

trying

trier

 

 

high frequency

 

watch

really

always

people

 

It’s half term…

Posted on Thursday 17 February 2011 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term holidays next week, so there are no homework tasks or spellings next week.

Of course, regular practice and learning can still happen: reading each day, swimming, tables practice, trips to the library, walks around Roundhay Park… All will help your child have a happy and healthy holiday!

10 February 2011

Posted on Thursday 10 February 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are all to do with changing words that end in a y to make other related words. The rule is usually called drop the y for i”.

It seems like there are 20 words to learn, but if children learn the patterns of the root words, they’ll soon see there are really only five spellings with different endings – it should be a lot easier than it might seem at first.

The test will only use some of words, not all. We’re back to groups A, B and C…

Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ (A)

This week, we’re learning how to change words that end in a y to make other related words.

adjective

‘more’

‘most’

adverb

hungry

hungrier

hungriest

hungrily

pretty

prettier

prettiest

prettily

windy

windier

windiest

 

heavy

heavier

heaviest

heavily


Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ (B)

This week, we’re learning how to change words that end in a y to make other related words.

adjective

‘more’

‘most’

adverb

hungry

hungrier

hungriest

hungrily

pretty

prettier

prettiest

prettily

windy

windier

windiest

 

heavy

heavier

heaviest

heavily


Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ (C)

This week, we’re learning how to change words that end in a y to make other related words. High frequency words at the bottom.

adjective

‘more’

‘most’

adverb

 

hungry

hungrier

hungriest

hungrily

 

pretty

prettier

prettiest

prettily

 

heavy

heavier

heaviest

heavily

 

 

high frequency

 

made

laugh

every

probably

very