Year 5 Spelling

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

19 September 2014

This week, the spellings are all verbs which have the suffix ‘ate’. Your child will have one of two lists in their learning list. They should learn all the words on the relevant list.

Group 1 
1. accommodate
2. appreciate
3. communicate
4. devastate
5. exaggerate
6. evaluate
7. interrogate
8. tolerate
9. cooperate
10. humiliate

 

Group 2
1. estimate
2. hibernate
3. indicate
4. investigate
5. migrate
6. educate
7. navigate
8. complicate
9. decorate
10. frustrate

 

Please make sure your child is spending around ten minutes each evening learning these.  As well as this, there are other ways to support your child at home:

  • Use the words in sentences: your child might create some sentences, or you might dictate a sentence to them.  Each sentence might include just one adjective from the list above, or – for a challenge – include two, three or more! (I’ve then included a current affairs themed example, but this shouldn’t be needed after a while!)
  • Look out for other words which have a suffix when reading with your child each evening.
  • Turn the telly off and use the words in discussions around the table each evening, or on your way to school.All the words are adjectives – words that describe things (nouns); create a ‘bank’ of other ambitious adjectives, and start using them in every day conversation.All the words are adjectives – words that describe things (nouns); create a ‘bank’ of other ambitious adjectives, and start using them in every day conversation.All the words are adjectives – words that describe things (nouns); create a ‘bank’ of other ambitious adjectives, and start using them in every day conversation.
  • All the words are verbs. Create a ‘bank’ of other ambitious verbs, and start using them in every day conversation.

12 September 2014

This week, the spellings are all adverbs which end in ‘ly’. This suffix is added to an adjective to form an adverb. For example, sad becomes sadly

Children will be tested on the ten adverbs on Friday 19 September.

Adjective Adverb
1. extreme extremely
2. abrupt abruptly
3. delightful delightfully
4. unusual unusually
5. brutal brutally
6. anxious anxiously
7. obvious obviously
8. thorough thoroughly
9. determined determinedly
10. mysterious mysteriously

 

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