Year 6 Spelling

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

29 November 2019

Posted on Monday 02 December 2019 by Mr Wain

                                                              suffixes
This week’s spelling list is formed using words that have the suffix -able or
-ible. When practising these spellings, write a story that contains them all. The best stories will get five golden tickets. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out. As always, if you need any help, please come and see me before the deadline!
manageable respectable reliable forgivable valuable
horrible possible invincible incredible reversible

15 Novemeber 2019

Posted on Friday 15 November 2019 by Miss Wilson

This week’s spellings are formed using words containing ‘ough’. As always, if you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out! Write them in sentences, draw their meaning or battle it out and play Speed Write, Killer 12 or Ping Pong.

  • although
  • bought
  • brought
  • cough
  • enough
  • rough
  • sought
  • thorough
  • though
  • tough

14 November 2019

Posted on Thursday 14 November 2019 by Mr Wain

‘ough’ words

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that contain the letters ‘ough’. These words have the same letters but sound completely different. Practise saying them aloud, writing them down and using them in your own sentences. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out. As always, come and see me before the deadline if you have any questions!
although bought brought cough enough
rough sought thorough though tough

11 October 2019

Posted on Friday 11 October 2019 by Mr Wain

Adding prefixes

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that can be altered by adding a prefix. Practise them using ideas from the fun spelling ideas information page at the back of your homework book. Say them aloud, write them down and use them in your own sentences. 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!
unavoidable incredible irresistible illegal disappear
illogical inaccurate impatient irresponsible impossible