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Spellings will be given to you (electronically) on Thursday with the homework and be tested on the Thursday morning of the following week. Please check the weekly spellings if you are away or want to practise them at home.

 

The spellings from the year 5 and 6 list in the National Curriculum are also here. You may go through these at any time, testing yourself or getting someone else to test you. This is the best way to remember.

This is a very good site for helping you to learn your spellings!

Although all children need to learn the words from the Year 5/6 spelling list, we do understand individual difficulties with learning spellings. If you are concerned, please feel free to speak to your class teacher. We are happy to adjust the challenge by specifying how many of the words children need to learn.

 

Please note that next half-term we will complete our spelling tests on Friday due to timetable constraints.

 

To be tested on Friday 25th January 

Homophones (it is very important that children know the different meanings and can use all in a context. The spellings themselves are not as challenging but we see them muddled up all the time.) 

advice

advise

device

devise

farther

father

guessed

guest

heard

herd

 

 

 

To be tested on Friday 18th January

Words with ‘silent’ letters (i.e. letters whose presence cannot be predicted from the pronunciation of the word)

doubt

island

lamb

solemn

thistle

knight

limb

tomb

whistle

plumber

column

 

To be tested on Friday 14th and 23rd December

Until the end of this term, we will be revising and retesting all of the spellings that we have learnt so far this year.

 

The Spelling Frame website (www.spellingframe.co.uk) is an excellent resource for children to use to revise the previous spellings.

 

To be tested on Friday 7th December

Words containing the letter-string ough

ought

bought

thought

nought

brought

fought

rough

tough

enough

dough

through

thorough

borough

plough

bough

though

 

To be tested on Friday 30th November 2018

Spelling Rule 45 - Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

deceive

conceive

receive

perceive

ceiling

conceit

receipt

deceit

 

To be tested on Friday 16th November 2018

Spelling Rule 44 - Use of the hyphen (don't miss those proper nouns)

co-operate

co-ordinate

co-own

re-enter

re-elect

re-educate

ex-convict

ex-boyfriend

ex-wife

mid-Atlantic

 

To be tested on Friday 9th November 2018

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

referring

referred

referral

preferring

preferred

transferring

transferred

reference

referee

preference

transference

 

To be tested on 25th October 2018

Words ending in –ably and –ibly continued

legible

noticeable

possible

possibly

reasonable

reliable

sensible

terrible

terribly

tolerable

tolerably

understandable

visible

visibly

 

 

To be tested on 18th October 2018

There are no new spellings to learn as we will not be doing a spelling test as normal next week. Please review your ability to spell all of the words we have learned so far.

 

To be tested on 11th October 2018

Words ending in –ably and –ibly

adorable

adorably

applicable

applicably

considerable

considerably

changeable

forcible

dependable

comfortable

enjoyable

horrible

horribly

incredible

incredibly

 

To be tested on 4th October 2018

Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence/–ency continued. 

 

independence

independent

innocence

innocent

obedience

obedient

observance

observant

substance

tolerance

tolerant

 

Week beginning 17th September 2018

Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence/–ency 

expectant

hesitant

hesitancy

decent

decency

frequent

frequency

confident

confidence

assistance

assistant

 

Week beginning 10th September 2018

Endings which sound like /ʃəl/ (e.g. social, crucial... etc.)

official

special

artificial

partial

confidential

essential

beneficial

commercial

crucial

social

initial

potential

Endings which sound like /ʃəs/ spelt –cious or –tious

To be tested on 13.09.18

 

ambitious

cautious

conscious

delicious

fictitious

infectious

malicious

nutritious

precious

superstitious

All the words from the y5 and 6 list - New National Curriculum

 

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

ancient

apparent

appreciate

attached

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

cemetery

committee

communicate

community

competition

conscience*

conscious*

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise (critic + ise)

curiosity

definite

desperate

determined

develop

dictionary

disastrous

embarrass

environment

equip (–ped, –ment)

especially

exaggerate

excellent

existence

explanation

familiar

foreign

forty

frequently

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

identity

immediate(ly)

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

occur

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

recommend

relevant

restaurant

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

signature

sincere(ly)

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht


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