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:
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 9th December 2019
This week we have been looking at word webs - the meanings of words within words. Therefore, television can be broken down into 'tele' - communicate and 'vision' - sight. Telephone can be broken down into 'tele' and 'phone' - sound. Telegraph can be broken down into communicate through 'graph' - written. This could then lead onto seismograph or autograph which could lead onto autopilot for example. We have asked the children to complete word webs on three of the following words: telephone, graph, autograph, automatic, automaton, microphone, headphone, microscope, microwave, signature or lightning. By understanding that words can be broken down, and their meanings understood, we can begin to find those words easier to spell.
Week Beginning 11th November 2019
This week we have been looking at the correct use of apostrophes.Any practise on this at home would be a fantastic help as it can be a tricky concept. Each child has their own spellings from their work in class and the statutory spellings: develop, nuisance, mysterious and equipment.
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.