Year 5 Spelling

01 May 2015

This is the first spelling week about verbs. All the verbs have a doubled consonant for a short vowel sound.

The verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this form could be either past or present tense).

  • Infinitive – I like to shop.
  • Present – She shops very often.
  • Past – She shopped all day long.
  • Continuous – She was shopping. / She is shopping.

Group 1

infinitive present tense past tense continuous
to allow allows allowed allowing
to annoy annoys annoyed annoying
to drip drips dripped dripping
to grab grabs grabbed grabbing
to offend offends offended offending
to accept accepts accepted accepting

Group 2 

infinitive present tense past tense continuous
to attempt attempts attempted attempting
to borrow borrows borrowed borrowing
to embarrass embarrasses embarrassed embarrassing
to offend offends offended offending
to possess possesses possessed possessing
to succeed succeeds succeeded succeeding

                          

24 April 2015

We are revisiting one of our key spelling rules this week: drop the y for an i. For each spelling, you have to drop the y and replace it with an ies in order to pluralise the word.

Group 1

 

root word

plural

1.

activity

activities

2.

company

companies

3.

city

cities

4.

copy

copies

5.

lady

ladies

6.

injury

injuries

7.

baby

babies

8.

memory

memories

9.

quality

qualities

10.

enemy

enemies

 

Group 2

 

root word

plural

1.

country

countries

2.

party

parties

3.

difficulty

difficulties

4.

opportunity

opportunities

5.

society

societies

6.

community

communities

7.

responsibility

responsibilities

8.

boundary

boundaries

9.

priority

priorities

10.

constituency

constituencies

We are revisiting one of our key spelling rules this week: drop the y for an i. For each spelling, you have to drop the y and replace it with an ies in order to pluralise the word. 

27 March 2015

Group 1 - This week, the spellings are all words which have a doubled consonant after a short vowel sound. These words are all taken from the National Curriculum spelling list.

Group 1
1. accompany
2. aggressive
3. apparent
4. appreciate
5. attached
6. communicate
7. community
8. embarrass
9. exaggerate
10. immediate

Group 2 – The spellings this week also contain a double consonant after a short vowel sound. These words also have an ed ending as they are in the past tense.

Group 2
1. grabbed
2. chopped
3. dropped
4. annoyed
5. attacked
6. collected
7. possessed
8. supposed
9. addressed
10. appeared

 

 

13 March 2015

There are just three spellings this week:

there
their
they’re

In class, lots of children are getting these words mixed up.

There

There represents a place.

eg The boy is over there.

It also can show that something exists.

eg There are two apples.

Their  

There is used to show possession.

eg Their house is close to ours.

They’re

They’re is a shortened version of ‘they are’.

eg They’re coming all the way from London.

When practising these words, you should read a sentence with either of the words in and your child should tell you which word is correct. 

06 March 2015

This week, the words all end in tial. Usually tial is used after a consonant letter but there are some exceptions like initial.

  Group 1
1. confidential
2. essential
3. influential
4. initial
5. partial
6. residential
7. torrential
8. martial
9. substantial
10. potential

 

The spellings this week all have the suffix ful.

  Group 2
1. successful
2. beautiful
3. cheerful
4. delightful
5. painful
6. peaceful
7. powerful
8. skillful
9. grateful
10. meaningful

 

XXVII February MMXV

This week, the words all end in cial. Usually cial is used when the letter before it is a vowel. However, there are a few exceptions: financial, commercial.

Group 1
1. beneficial
2. crucial
3. financial
4. official
5. racial
6. social
7. special
8. commercial
9. A couple of the above words with prefixes.
10.

27.02.15

 

This week, the words are all words with double up for short vowel sounds. These words are taken from the National Curriculum list.

Group 2
1. accident
2. address
3. appear
4. different
5. difficult
6. grammar
7. opposite
8. possible
9. pressure
10. suppose

 

 

 

 

06 February 2015

Group 1 – The spellings this week are all words which end with tious. There aren’t many words with this ending so you also have the words with some prefixes. Think about what these prefixes do to the word and find other words which have this prefix.

1. ambitious
2. cautious
3. fictitious
4. infectious
5. nutritious
6. pretentious
7. unambitious
8. unpretentious
9. overambitious
10. overcautious

Group 2 – This week, we’re continuing with words which contain silent letters. This time, the silent letters in the words are either a b or an h.

1. crumb
2. thumb
3. limb
4. doubt
5. numb
6. honest
7. ghost
8. hour
9. heir
10. exhausted

30 January 2015

Group 1

The spellings this week are all words which end with cious. If the root word ends in –ce, the sound is usually spelt as c. Eg. vice – vicious, grace – gracious.

1. delicious
2. precious
3. spacious
4. vicious
5. tenacious
6. malicious
7. suspicious
8. unconscious
9. gracious
10. atrocious

 

Group 2

For the next couple of weeks we’ll be investigating words which contain silent letters. This week,they are mostly at the start of the word. Can you spot the one which isn’t?

1. know
2. knee
3. knock
4. knife
5. write
6. wrong
7. wreck
8. answer

23 January 2015

The spellings this week are (almost all) proper nouns which link in with our new Time Travel topic. As these words are proper nouns, they need a capital letter.

The final word is conquer. I would like the children to learn this word and any other words in its ‘family’, eg conquered. Children could be tested on any of these ‘family’ words.

1. Great Britain
2. British
3. Anglo-Saxons
4. Celts
5. Vikings
6. Tudors
7. Stuarts
8. Georgians
9. Victorians
10. conquer
 

 

16 January 2015

The spellings this week have either ibly or ably suffix. The words in the left column, show the words with the able or ible suffix. The words in the second column are the ibly and ably words which they will be tested on.

Group 1 

 

adjective

adverb

1.

possible

possibly

2.

responsible

responsibly

3.

incredible

incredibly

4.

visible

visibly

5.

preferable

preferably

6.

noticeable

noticeably

7.

considerable

considerably

8.

tolerable

tolerably

9.

comfortable

comfortably

10.

reasonable

reasonably

Group 2

 

adjective

adverb

1.

possible

possibly

2.

horrible

horribly

3.

terrible

terribly

4.

sensible

sensibly

5.

incredible

incredibly

6.

comfortable

comfortably

7.

fashionable

fashionably

8.

considerable

considerably

9.

reasonable

reasonably

10.

preferable

preferably

 

 

adjective

adverb

1.

possible

possibly

2.

responsible

responsibly

3.

incredible

incredibly

4.

visible

visibly

5.

preferable

preferably

6.

noticeable

noticeably

7.

considerable

considerably

8.

tolerable

tolerably

9.

comfortable

comfortably

10.

reasonable

reasonably