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Spellings

This half-term, the children will be using their 'Shake rattle and roll' books, spelling patterns we look at and the statutory year 5/6 spelling words to create their own spelling lists to practise each week.

 

Statutory words we have learnt so far:

awkward thorough sincerely aggressive excellent embarrass
environment variety  salary mobile persuade available
recognise recommend forty frequently develop nuisance
equipment mysterious        
           

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Each child will have their individual spelling list in their yellow home learning journals. They should practise these before their spelling test on Mondays. Their individual spelling list will be formed from their work in English, spelling patterns we are looking at in spelling lessons and the statutory spellings that Year 5 have to learn.

 

In class, we are learning various new strategies to support learning their spellings.

 

Week Beginning 4th November 2019

 This week we have been looking at the differences in the plural form. Each child will have chosen 8 words for their spelling list.  Their spellings could included any of the following: buses, cups babies, boxes, fishes, worries, tries, cities, potatoes, meals or ropes.

 

Week Beginning 21st October 2019

 This week we have been looking at spellings that we have spelt incorrectly in our class work. Therefore, each child's spelling list will look different. Many children still need to concentrate on some key homophone spellings such as there and their; which and witch and right and write. Our statutory spellings this week are forty and frequently.

 

Week Beginning 14th October 2019

This week we have been looking at homophones. We have looked up the meaning of homophones such as: isle and aisle, herd and heard, aloud and allowed, affect and effect and finally; past and passed. Our statutory spellings this week are recognise and recommend.

 

Week Beginning 30th September 2019

This week we have been looking at '_ible' and '_able' words. We have been look for patterns and discovered that there are not any rules to help learn these spellings. But we have found patterns that have helped us! Our statutory words are persuade and available.

Week Beginning 23rd September 2019

This week we have been looking at the etymology of words. This is where the word comes from and it can be helpful with spellings. We have looked at words such as: mobile, marathon, ketchup, bungalow, salary and monster. Each child will have chosen three of these words for their spelling lists. They have also got the statutory spellings environment, variety, salary  and  mobile.

 

Week Beginning 16th September 2019

This week we have been looking at the various words that have silent letters (graphemes). For example: numb, doubt, island, lamb and knight. Each child will have chosen five 'silent letter' words for their individual spelling list. They will also have on their list the following statutory words: excellent and embarrass. They will be tested on these on Monday 23rd September.

 

Week Beginning 9th September 2019

 

This week we have been looking at the various sounds (phonemes) that the letters (graphemes) 'ough' make. For example: cough, bough, through, thorough and tough. Each child will have chosen three 'ough' words for their individual spelling list. They will also have on their list the following statutory words: thorough, awkward, sincerely and aggressive. They will be tested on these on Monday 16th September.

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