Y5 Spelling

Our aim in Year 5 is to teach the children to develop a range of personal strategies for learning spellings, and for checking and proofreading spellings in their own writing.  Spelling activities will be sent home on a regular basis as an extension of the work completed in school, and will involve exploring a particular spelling rule or pattern, rather than learning a list of words each week.  The children will still complete spelling tests in school to assess their understanding, but this may not be on a weekly basis. Click on the downloadable files for a more comprehensive overview.

Autumn Term

  • '-ough' spellings
  • Words with 'silent' letters
  • Words ending with '-ible' and '-able' 
  • Homophones
  • Plurals (adding '-s', '-es' and '-ies')
  • Apostrophes for contraction and possession
  • Use of the hyphen

Spring Term

  • Rare GPCs (Grapheme-phoneme correspondences)
  • Words ending with '-ibly' and '-ably'
  • Homophones
  • Building words from root words
  • 'ei' and 'ie' words

Summer Term

  • Problem suffixes
  • Homophones
  • Etymology of words


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Mrs J Maddock | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email: admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk