Year 5 & 6 Spelling

13 March 2020

Posted on Friday 13 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Next week, we would like children to continue focusing on words ending with tial/cial. Children should practise the list of words below, in preparation for a further test on Friday 20th March 2020.

financial

special

confidential

official

substantial

social

residential

essential

+ two words from previous weeks below

superstition

electrician

 

 

 

06 March 2020

Posted on Friday 06 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Next week, children will be focusing on words ending with tial/cial. Children to practise the list of words below, in preparation for a test on Friday 13th March 2020.

financial

special

confidential

official

substantial

social

residential

essential

+ two words from previous weeks below

accommodation

discussion

 

 

 

07 February 2020

Posted on Friday 07 February 2020 by Mr Catherall

As this is the last week of our half-term, we will be revising all the spellings we have learnt this half-term (since January). To prepare, you should look back through your homework book and practise any words you feel you need to – maybe because you feel less confident with these.

On Friday 14 February 2020, you will be tested on a range of words.

31 January 2020

Posted on Saturday 01 February 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, children should learn the following words in preparation for a test on Friday 07 February. All of these words contain a prefix at the beginning of the word, which alters the meaning of the root word. For example, information can become misinformation.

irresponsible unattached inconvenient
irregular illegible unavailable
unnecessary infrequent  

 

17 January 2020

Posted on Friday 17 January 2020 by Mr Catherall

Spelling

Add the prefix ‘co-‘ or ‘re-‘ to the root word to create a new word (eg. redesign).

do
emerge
ordinate
ignite
invent
exist
operate
tell

Now, practise spelling these words.

Extra (optional) challenge 1: Use some of the above words in sentences – or even a paragraph.

Extra (optional) challenge 2: Create your own activity (like the one above) for someone else to complete.

10 January 2020

Posted on Monday 13 January 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, we will be learning how to spell words ending in ent/ence and ant/ance. We’ll be learning about these words, and some general rules, as part of our spelling sessions but children should practise spelling the words below in preparation for a test on Friday 17 January 2020.

assistant abundant tolerant convenient
assistance abundance tolerance convenience

As a little extra challenge, can your child identify which of these words is one of our 5 British Values? Do they know the others? Are they able to define each one?

24 January 2020

Posted on Thursday 02 January 2020 by Mr Catherall

Match the prefix on the left to the correct root word on the right. One has been done for you.

un possible
dis   convenient
im   operation
in   logical
ir   conscious
il   emerge
co   graceful
re   responsible

Add the correct prefix (mis or dis) to the root word ‘information’ so that the word matches the definition. These are two of our topic words.

______information: when someone shares false information by accident.

______information: when someone deliberately shares false information to trick people.

Now, practise spelling all the words that have a prefix – evidence this revision in your homework book.

13 December 2019

Posted on Friday 13 December 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, we will be revising all the spelling rules which we have practised over the last half-term. Children should practise any spellings they are unsure of in preparation for a test on Friday 20 December 2019. They should evidence this in their homework books.

06 December 2019

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, we will focus our spelling learning on homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have a different meaning. Children should learn the words below in preparation for a test on Friday 13 December 2019.

aloud past affect herd
allowed passed effect heard

Friday 29 November 2019

Posted on Friday 29 November 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, we will be focussing on using apostrophes to show possession. In the English language, we can use an apostrophe to show that something belongs to someone. For example, David’s bike. The apostrophe here tells the reader that the bike belongs to David. To help children to practise using apostrophes for possession, they should add, or remove, apostrophes in the paragraph below to make it correct. Children should have done this by Friday 06 December 2019.

On Sunday, Anthony went over to Jonhs house to play basketball. They

played a game of one-on-one. At the end of the game, Anthonys score was

six, but Johns score was eight. John was the winner. After the game, the boy’s

went inside to have some snacks’ and watch television. They played with

John’s new puppy. The puppys name is Fido. Fido’s ears are long and floppy

and he wag’s his tail non-stop! The boy’s had a great day. Johns mum is going

to ask Anthonys mum if Anthony can come over again next weekend.