Year 5 Spelling

XXVII February MMXV

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.

27.02.15

 

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

 

28 November 2014

This week, it’s a Spell-athon!

We’ve all been given 40 words to learn and the child who gets the most right on Friday 05 December will be be presented with a certificate in assembly! Ties will be decided by a spell-off and the child who scores the highest proportion correctly overall in the whole school will win a prize and be crowned Spell-athon Champion!

Don’t forget this is a sponsored event: the more words spelled correctly, the more money your child will earn for Cancer Research UK.

Spellathon – Group 1 Spellathon – Group 2
brutally estimate
extremely indicate
obviously educate
anxiously decorate
terrify frustrate
horrify migrate
identify hibernate
magnify happily
clarify cheekily
you’ll clumsily
you’re easily
you’ve funnily
you’d gloomily
they’re nastily
they’ll merrily
they’d adjustable
advertise enjoyable
recognise comfortable
exercise preventable
memorise acceptable
realise fashionable
evaluate you’ve
devastate you’ll
communicate you’re
tolerate you’d
steadily they’re
naughtily they’ll
shabbily they’d
daintily we’re
resilience we’ll
readiness we’d
risk-taking brutally
responsibility obviously
preferable anxiously
respectable extremely
considerable horrify
removable terrify
we’re simplify
we’ll identify
we’d magnify

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