Year 5 Spelling

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

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