Year 5 Spelling

It’s Christmas…

…so teachers are not giving new lists of spellings to learn this week.

If your child didn’t do so well in the Spellathon, please make sure (s)he keeps learning the spellings that you teacher has set this term.

The Department for Education has set out a list of 100 words which children in Y3,4 should know, and a further 100 words for children in Y5,6.  If you’d like to give your child a head-start, you might like to support your child in learning some of these.  The lists can be found on page 54 and page 61 of this document.

(This list is new for 2014; teachers have begun to include the words in their spelling lists.)

05 December 2014

The spellings this week are all chemistry words which we have learnt in our What’s the matter? science mini-topic.

1. dissolve
2. material
3. soluble
4. insoluble
5. solution
6. reversible
7. irreversible
8. evaporation
9. condensation
10. chemistry

 

28 November 2014

This week, it’s a Spell-athon!

We’ve all been given 40 words to learn and the child who gets the most right on Friday 05 December will be be presented with a certificate in assembly! Ties will be decided by a spell-off and the child who scores the highest proportion correctly overall in the whole school will win a prize and be crowned Spell-athon Champion!

Don’t forget this is a sponsored event: the more words spelled correctly, the more money your child will earn for Cancer Research UK.

Spellathon – Group 1 Spellathon – Group 2
brutally estimate
extremely indicate
obviously educate
anxiously decorate
terrify frustrate
horrify migrate
identify hibernate
magnify happily
clarify cheekily
you’ll clumsily
you’re easily
you’ve funnily
you’d gloomily
they’re nastily
they’ll merrily
they’d adjustable
advertise enjoyable
recognise comfortable
exercise preventable
memorise acceptable
realise fashionable
evaluate you’ve
devastate you’ll
communicate you’re
tolerate you’d
steadily they’re
naughtily they’ll
shabbily they’d
daintily we’re
resilience we’ll
readiness we’d
risk-taking brutally
responsibility obviously
preferable anxiously
respectable extremely
considerable horrify
removable terrify
we’re simplify
we’ll identify
we’d magnify

21 November 2014

The spellings for the next few weeks all contain different suffixes. This week, the suffix is …able. The children will be tested on the words in the second column.

Group 1 

root word able word
1. prefer preferable
2. believe believable
3. consider considerable
4. notice noticeable
5. respect respectable
6. knowledge knowledgeable
7. achieve achievable
8. remove removable

Watch out because most of the root words which end in e will require you to drop the before adding the able. Unfortunately, this rule doesn’t apply all of the time! Spot the words in your list where you do need to drop the and the ones where you don’t.

Group 2 

root word able word
1. accept acceptable
2. comfort comfortable
3. prevent preventable
4. enjoy enjoyable
5. fashion fashionable
6. enjoy enjoyable
7. adjust adjustable
8. consider considerable

 

 

14 November 2014

The spellings for this week link in with our SEAL theme. They are the 8Rs for Learning which we will be talking about throughout the half-term.

8Rs
1. readiness
2. responsibility
3. risk-taking
4. resilience
5. responding
6. resourcefulness
7. remembering
8. reflecting

07 November 2014

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 i before adding ly to make the word an adverb. Children will be tested on the adverbs in Friday’s test.

Group 1

  root word adverb
1. drowsy drowsily
2. momentary momentarily
3. steady steadily
4. dainty daintily
5. Extraordinary extraordinarily
6. voluntary voluntarily
7. temporary temporarily
8. shabby shabbily
9. naughty naughtily
10. necessary necessarily

Group 2

  root word adverb
1. cheeky cheekily
2. happy happily
3. clumsy clumsily
4. easy easily
5. funny funnily
6. gloomy gloomily
7. frosty frostily
8. merry merrily
9. nasty nastily
10. sneaky sneakily

17 October 2014

This week’s spellings are all words which use apostrophes to shorten (contract) two words into one word. I’ve found that a lot of children in the class are making mistakes in their writing when using these words.

 

1.

you have

you’ve

2.

you will

you’ll

3.

you are

you’re

4.

you would

you’d

5.

they are

they’re

6.

they will

they’ll

7.

they would

they’d

8.

we are

we’re

9.

we will

we’ll

10.

we would

we’d

 

10 October 2014

Drop the y for an i (A)

This week’s spellings are all words that normally end in a y, but have been changed into related words by ‘dropping the y for an i’.

adjective

comparative

superlative

lofty

loftier

loftiest

broody

broodier

broodiest

moody

moodier

moodiest

naughty

naughtier

naughtiest

lovely

lovelier

loveliest

silly

sillier

silliest

stealthy

stealthier

stealthiest

steady

steadier

steadiest

Year 5 and some of Y6 have these spellings…

Drop the y for an i

This week’s spellings are all words that normally end in a y, but have been changed into related words by ‘dropping the y for an i’.

adjective

comparative

superlative

moody

moodier

moodiest

naughty

naughtier

naughtiest

lovely

lovelier

loveliest

silly

sillier

silliest

stealthy

stealthier

stealthiest

steady

steadier

steadiest

As always, children should be able to use these words in sentences.

Drop the y for an i (A)

This week’s spellings are all words that normally end in a y, but have been changed into related words by ‘dropping the y for an i’.

adjective

comparative

superlative

lofty

loftier

loftiest

broody

broodier

broodiest

moody

moodier

moodiest

naughty

naughtier

naughtiest

lovely

lovelier

loveliest

silly

sillier

silliest

stealthy

stealthier

stealthiest

steady

steadier

steadiest

03 October 2014

This week, the spellings are all verbs which end in the suffix ify.

Can you find other family members for some of the words? For example, the spelling horrify has these words in its family: horrific, horrible, horrifies.

The spellings will be tested on Friday 10 October.

verb
1. qualify
2. horrify
3. magnify
4. specify
5. terrify
6. glorify
7. identify
8. specify
9. simplify
10. clarify

 

26 September 2014

This week, the spellings are all verbs which end in the suffix ‘ise’.

Help your child: Can (s)he think of any other verbs which contain this suffix?  Can (s)he say / write sentences using the words eg I despise the way they advertise junk food so that children recognise brands.

Children will be tested on all ten of the words on Friday 03 October.

verb
1. advertise
2. despise
3. empathise
4. exercise
5. memorise
6. patronise
7. realise
8. recognise
9. terrorise
10. vandalise