Year 5 Spelling

26 June 2015

The spellings this week are all homophones (words which sound the same but have different meanings or spellings). The words are listed in pairs and children may be tested on any of the words. As the spellings sound the same, they will need to understand the context that the word is read in.

Group 2 should learn all of the words.

Group 1 do not have to (but are encouraged) to learn the bold words.

1. where wear
2. weak week
3. our are
4. new knew
5. bean been
6. past passed
7. through threw
8. aloud allowed
9. guessed guest
10. weather whether

 

19 June 2015

The spellings this week are all words with silent letters. The silent letter in each word is in bold.

1. doubt
2. lamb
3. limb
4. tomb
5. knight
6. knock
7. knowledge
8. honest
9. ghastly
10. rhyme

 

12 June 2015

All the spellings this week contain the letter string ough. It’s important to practise reading these words as well as writing them down as there are a variety of sounds that the ough words can make.

The sound which the ough word make are shown in bold in the list eg ‘uff‘.

‘uff’

1. enough
2. rough
3. tough

‘or’

4. bought
5. thought
6. brought
7. fought

‘owe’

8. though
9. dough
10. although

‘off’

11. cough

‘ow’

12. plough

05 June 2015

The spellings this week are all words where the ‘i before e except after c’ rule applies. You’re in luck this week because there aren’t many of them!

1. ceiling
2. deceive
3. perceive
4. receipt
5. deceit
6. conceive
7. receive

 

15 May 2015

This is the third spelling week about verbs. This time, all the verbs end in a y. For the present and past tense forms, you need to drop the y for an I and then add es  for present tense or ed for past tense.

As before, the verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this form could be either past or present tense).

Infinitive – I cry.

Present – She cries

Past – I cried

Continuous – I was crying.  I am crying.

Group 1 

Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to cry cries cried crying
to rely relies relied relying
to marry marries married marrying
to carry carries carried carrying
to worry worries worried worrying

Group 2

Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to identify identifies identified identifying
to multiply multiplies multiplied multiplying
to specify specifies specified specifying
to signify signifies signified signifying
to disqualify disqualifies disqualified disqualifying

 

                     

08 May 2015

This is the second spelling week about verbs. This time, all the verbs contain a long vowel sound and end in e. This e is dropped when it’s changed to the continuous form. As before, the verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this form could be either past or present tense).

  • Infinitive – I like to shop.
  • Present – She shops very often.
  • Past – She shopped all day long.
  • Continuous – She was shopping.   She is shopping.          

Group 1 

Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to crave craves craved craving
to move moves moved moving
to admire admires admired admiring
to explore explores explored exploring
to invade invades invaded invading
to whine whines whined whining

Group 2 

Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to confuse confuses confused confusing
to frustrate frustrates frustrated frustrating
to inspire inspires inspired inspiring
to aggravate aggravates aggravated aggravating
to evade evades evaded evading
to presume presumes presumed presuming

01 May 2015

This is the first spelling week about verbs. All the verbs have a doubled consonant for a short vowel sound.

The verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this form could be either past or present tense).

  • Infinitive – I like to shop.
  • Present – She shops very often.
  • Past – She shopped all day long.
  • Continuous – She was shopping. / She is shopping.

Group 1

infinitive present tense past tense continuous
to allow allows allowed allowing
to annoy annoys annoyed annoying
to drip drips dripped dripping
to grab grabs grabbed grabbing
to offend offends offended offending
to accept accepts accepted accepting

Group 2 

infinitive present tense past tense continuous
to attempt attempts attempted attempting
to borrow borrows borrowed borrowing
to embarrass embarrasses embarrassed embarrassing
to offend offends offended offending
to possess possesses possessed possessing
to succeed succeeds succeeded succeeding

                          

24 April 2015

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 ies in order to pluralise the word.

Group 1

 

root word

plural

1.

activity

activities

2.

company

companies

3.

city

cities

4.

copy

copies

5.

lady

ladies

6.

injury

injuries

7.

baby

babies

8.

memory

memories

9.

quality

qualities

10.

enemy

enemies

 

Group 2

 

root word

plural

1.

country

countries

2.

party

parties

3.

difficulty

difficulties

4.

opportunity

opportunities

5.

society

societies

6.

community

communities

7.

responsibility

responsibilities

8.

boundary

boundaries

9.

priority

priorities

10.

constituency

constituencies

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 ies in order to pluralise the word. 

27 March 2015

Group 1 - This week, the spellings are all words which have a doubled consonant after a short vowel sound. These words are all taken from the National Curriculum spelling list.

Group 1
1. accompany
2. aggressive
3. apparent
4. appreciate
5. attached
6. communicate
7. community
8. embarrass
9. exaggerate
10. immediate

Group 2 – The spellings this week also contain a double consonant after a short vowel sound. These words also have an ed ending as they are in the past tense.

Group 2
1. grabbed
2. chopped
3. dropped
4. annoyed
5. attacked
6. collected
7. possessed
8. supposed
9. addressed
10. appeared

 

 

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.