Year 5 Spelling

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

 

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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.

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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

09 January 2015

The spellings this week are all words which contain the suffix ible.

Group 1
1. divisible
2. flexible
3. audible
4. possible
5. reversible
6. destructible
7. responsible
8. digestible
9. legible
10. invincible

 

Group 2
1. divisible
2. flexible
3. audible
4. possible
5. reversible
6. visible
7. edible
8. horrible
9. terrible
10. sensible

 

 

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