Year 5 Spelling

04 July 2014

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

Please see below for this week’s spelling list.

Prefixes

This week’s spellings are words that contain a prefix. For each example, the prefix means that the meaning of the root word is changed so that it becomes the opposite.

irreplaceable

impossible

indestructible

demotivate

incomplete

misunderstand

unhappy

misbehave

ungrateful

disappear

27 June 2014

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

Again, the children helped me to come up with our spelling list this week. Our words are linked to a spelling rule that we’ve been discussing during guided reading time. Here’s the list below…

ough

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the ‘ough’ letter string. Although the letter string never changes, there are six different pronunciations for us to be aware of…

ought

enough

fought

rough

brought

plough

cough

although

trough

through

20 June 2014

This week’s times tables are the 7s.

Once again, the children came up with our spelling list this week. Here’s the list below…

shun

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the ‘shun’ sound. Be careful – there are a few different ways to spell this suffix: tion, sion, cian, ssion, cion

condensation

passion

construction

magician

conclusion

electrician

persuasion

mathematician

possession

suspicion

13 June 2014

This week’s times tables are the 6s.

This week, the children came up with our spelling list. They’re all words that we’ve misspelled in the past so a bit of extra practice is needed! Here’s the list below…

Class choice

This week’s spellings are all words that we’ve chosen ourselves!

really

environment

whilst

conclusion

atrocious

picture

transport

colour

atmosphere

exaggeration

06 June 2014

This week’s times tables are the 4s.

We’re all learning the same spellings this week…

Days and months

This week’s spellings are some of the days of the week and months of the year. Although most of us know these spellings, we still sometimes make mistakes in our literacy books…

January

December

February

Tuesday

August

Wednesday

October

Thursday

November

Saturday

16 May 2014

This week’s times tables are the 12s.

We’re all learning the same spellings this week…

Openers

This week’s spellings are all words that we could use at the beginning of a sentence (openers).

although

furthermore

during

therefore

despite

consequently

meanwhile

additionally

however

finally

09 May 2014

Next week, children from Years 3, 4 and 5 will be completing optional SATs. Because of this, there are no spellings or times tables to learn this week.

02 May 2014

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

Children will know which spellings they need to learn this week (A or B).

-ible and –able (A)

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the suffixes –ible and –able.

possible

miserable

responsible

agreeable

invincible

respectable

reversible

reliable

indestructible

valuable

 

-ible and –able (B)

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the suffixes –ible and –able.

possible

miserable

responsible

adorable

horrible

respectable

terrible

reliable

edible

valuable

25 April 2014

This week’s times tables are the 7s.

Children will know which spellings they need to learn this week (A or B).

Past tense (A)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs ending in –d or –ed. You could use any of these verbs when writing news reports.

explained

accused

recognised

supported

argued

considered

remarked

commented

protested

concluded

 

Past tense (B)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs ending in –d or –ed. You could use any of these verbs when writing news reports.

explained

demanded

stated

supported

argued

claimed

added

commented

insisted

asked

It’s the Easter holidays…

…so we have no set homework or spellings, in line with our Homework Policy.

That doesn’t mean we expect your child not to be developing their skills in reading, writing and maths!

Your child should be reading daily – this could be fiction, factual books, a comic or newspaper, and could include being read to at bedtime, too.

It would be good to practise basic skills in writing by writing a letter or email to a relative, perhaps recounting a day-trip or reviewing a film your child watched.

We’re finding quite a few children are ‘squashing their sentences’ such as I went to Leeds City Museum it was really interesting which is wrong.  It would be much better with punctuation to separate or a word to join:

  • I went to Leeds City Museum. It was really interesting. (A comma isn’t strong enough to separate two sentences.)
  • I went to Leeds City Museum – it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum; it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum and it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum which was really interesting.

Finally, to improve calculation skills, please keep practising mental number facts which your child must know:

  • number bonds (two numbers which add up to 10, 20 and 100 eg 3+7, 13+7, 30+70) – these facts should be known by children in Y1 – Y2
  • times tables (up to 12×12) and the division facts with your child – children in Y2 should have rapid recall of x2, x 5 and x 10 at least

We know we mention these ‘basics’ a lot, but that’s because they involve practice, practice and more practice – we practise a lot at school, but your child will need to practise at home, too, if they are to truly succeed.

Learn more about current expectations for reading, writing and maths.  However, do be aware that a new National Curriculum comes into effect from September, meaning these expectations have been raised and so many aspects of learning now feature in younger age groups.