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Spellings will be given to you (electronically) on Thursday with the homework and be tested on the Friday 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.

18.01.18

Write the definition and word class for the words in the left hand column. Write the words in the right hand column in sentences that show their meaning. (Take care to make the sentences detailed enough to show specific meaning).

 

appreciate

attached

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

 

Wear were, where

they’re, their, there,

practise, practice,

affect, effect,

aloud, allowed

Spellings 11.01.18

Write the definition and word class for the words in the left hand column.

Write a sentence for each word in the right hand column to show its correct use.

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

ancient

apparent

threw / through

witch / which

write / right

great / grate

tired

tried

quiet

quite

 

Spellings 8/12/17

 

Review all your spellings since September. Know the spelling rules for plurals, suffix endings and prefixes. Think about how spellings change when they become a different word class (look at the letter patterns); remember if you know the root spelling it will be easier to spell all the words.

 

There will be a test of 20 randomly chosen words on Friday 12th January - make sure you are ready!

Spellings 30.11.17

Find the word class for each spelling - how have the word classes been changed by changing the spelling?

Know the definition for the root word. Find an antonym for each definition.

evident

permanent

resident

competent

efficient

 

abundant

dominant

significant

relevant

vacant

 

evidence

permanency

residence

competency

efficiency

 

abundance

dominance

significance

relevance

vacancy

 

Spellings 24.11.17

Write the meaning and word class for each word. Find synonyms for the words in the left column. Find antonyms for the words in the right column.

 

innocent

decent

confident

assistant

obedient

independent

observant

tolerant

expectant

hesitant

innocence

decency

confidence

assistance

obedience

independence

observance

tolerance

expectation

hesitancy

09.11.17   These spellings will be tested on Friday 24th November

 

Look carefully at the root word and the suffix ending. How does the word class change when a suffix is added? Does this change the meaning of the root word?

Find a synonym and antonym for all the verbs.

invade

collide

confuse

decide

 

please

enclose

create

 

poison

mountain

vary

invasion

collision

confusion

decision

 

pleasure

enclosure

creature

 

poisonous

mountainous

various

02.11.17

Look at the suffix -ly and how the root word is changed depending on the last few letters. What do you notice about the spelling rule for the ending -ly? How is the word class changed by adding -ly?

rite the meanings of the words in the left column and an antonym for each.

gentle

simple

humble

noble

true

due

whole

basic

frantic

dramatic

 

gently

simply

humbly

nobly

truly

duly

wholly

basically

frantically

dramatically

 

19.19.17

 

Revise all of your spellings so far this term. Know the meanings and word class. The next test (3.11.17) will include a random selection of 20 words from the lists you have already learnt.

Spellings 13.10.17

Look up the definitions of the root word (on the left) and the words with a prefix (on the right). What is the meaning of each prefix? Look at the suffixes (letters added to the end of a word) – how do you know when to add ‘ily’? Write a synonym for each word and the word class.

septic

social

clockwise

biography

graph

mobile

usual

final

luck

happy

antiseptic

antisocial

anticlockwise

autobiography

autograph

automobile

usually

finally

luckily

happily

 

Spellings 06.10.17

Look up the definitions of the root word (on the left) and the words with a prefix (on the right). What is the meaning of each prefix? Write a synonym for each word and the word class.

divide

heading

marine

merge

act

national

relate

turn

appear

do

subdivide

subheading

submarine

submerge

interact

international

interrelate

return

reappear

redo

 

Spellings 28.09.17 – More Prefixes

Look up the definitions of the root word (on the left) and the words with a prefix (on the right). Summarise the meaning of each prefix. Write a synonym for each word and the word class.

active

inactive

correct

incorrect

appropriate

inappropriate

regular

irregular

responsible

irresponsible

relevant

irrelevant

mature

immature

possible

impossible

patient

impatient

perfect

imperfect

21.09.17

Look up the definitions of the root word (on the left) and the words with a prefix (on the right). Summarise the meaning of each prefix.

Write a synonym for each word and the word class.

Test on Friday 29th September

appear

disappear

appoint

disappoint

obey

disobey

lead

mislead

behave

misbehave

spell

misspell

legal

illegal

legible

illegible

accurate

inaccurate

audible

inaudible

14.9.17         6DA test on Tuesday 19th. 6JN test on Friday 22nd.

Look at the letter before the y – what do you notice about the y to ies rule?

strategy

tray

try

ability

monkey

hobby

fly

family

journey

memory

strategies

trays

tries

abilities

monkeys

hobbies

flies

families

journeys

memories

Write the word class (noun, verb, adjective or adverb), the definition from the dictionary and a synonym for each word where possible.

Why not practise them on this site? It accepts English spellings and reads them aloud in a sentence!

https://www.spellingcity.com/

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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