Year 5 Spelling

14 December 2018

Posted on Thursday 13 December 2018 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s spellings require the children to apply a number of the skills we’ve learnt so far this year.

We’ve learnt all sorts of rules about adding prefixes and suffixes to words this term. Using the table below, see how many different (and real) words you can build using the prefixes, root words and suffixes supplied. If you can think of your own too, that’s great.

There will be no test on Friday 21 December but we will share the words we’ve built with each other.

07 December 2018

Posted on Friday 07 December 2018 by Miss Wilson

Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings
This week’s spelling activity is formed using words that are from the Year 3/4 statutory spellings list. All children should already know these words but should choose some they are less confident with and practise those. Can you show them in a creative way? Can you write them in your own sentences? Can you write a character or setting description and use parenthesis?

30 November 2018

Posted on Friday 30 November 2018 by Miss Wilson

Year 5 Statutory Spellings
This week’s spelling list is formed using words that are from the Year 5/6 statutory spellings list. All children need to know these words by the end of year six. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out! Can you show them in a creative way? Can you write them in your own sentences?
achieve ancient category communicate definite
embarrass excellent physical rhyme stomach

23 November 2018

Posted on Monday 26 November 2018 by Miss Wilson

‘co-’ and ‘re-’
This week’s spelling list is formed using words that start with either ‘co-’ or      ‘re-’. Your task is to decide which prefix to use for each root word to make a new word that makes sense. Don’t forget your hyphen. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out! Is there a pattern? Can you show them in a creative way? Can you write them in your own sentences?
co- re-
emerge emphasise enter evaluate examine
operate ordinate own pilot star

16 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 15 November 2018 by Miss Wilson

plurals

This week’s activity is to write a setting description using as many plurals as you can. Use a variety of plural rules that you practised last week but make sure you spell all of them correctly! Challenge yourself to use powerful adjectives, personification, relative clauses or () and – – parenthesis.

Be ready to share your story on Thursday 22 November.

09 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 08 November 2018 by Miss Wilson

plurals

This week’s spelling list is formed using words and their plural forms. It can be difficult to distinguish which ending you need so don’t get caught out! See below for some tips. Can you show your plurals in a creative way? Can you write them in your own paragraph? Challenge yourself to use parentheses:
() — ,,

baby/babies

box/boxes bus/buses city/cities hand/hands
lunch/lunches party/parties potato/potatoes try/tries

worry/worries

  • Most nouns add ‘-s’ in the plural.
  • Nouns ending in a hissing/buzzing/shushing sound add ‘-es’ because it makes it easier to say.
  • Nouns ending in ‘-y’ drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ and add ‘-es’.
  • Several nouns ending in ‘o’ add ‘-es’.

There will be a spelling test on Friday 16 November.

19 October 2018

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018 by Miss Wilson

long ‘a’

This week’s activity is to find as many different ways that words show a long ‘a’ sound (such as ai in rain). How many combinations of letters can you find? Hint: there are at least six! Can you include your findings in some sentences or a story? Challenge yourself to include a relative clause or to use () or – – !

12 October 2018

Posted on Friday 12 October 2018 by Miss Wilson

homophones

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that sound the same but are spelled completely differently. Practise hearing the word and choosing the correct version for your sentence. Can you think of any ways to remember the correct spelling? Can you write a few sentences or a story? Challenge yourself to use () — ,,

 

  • isle/ aisle
  • aloud/allowed
  • affect/ effect
  • herd/heard
  • past/ passed
  • there/their/they’re
  • your/you’re
  • our/are

28 September 2018

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Miss Wilson

double up

This week’s activity is to find at least ten words where you must double up the consonant for a short vowel sound. Have a go at practising the words in a creative way.  Once you’ve finished, write each word in your own sentence or story. Challenge yourself to include a relative clause!

Be ready to discuss your findings in class on Thursday 04 October.

21 September 2018

Posted on Thursday 20 September 2018 by Miss Wilson

‘-able’ and ‘-ible’

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that end in either ‘-able’ or  ‘-ible’. It can be difficult to distinguish which ending you need so don’t get caught out! If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out! Can you show them in a creative way? Can you write them in your own sentences?
adorable breakable disposable forgivable valuable
edible invincible legible possible reversible