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Y5 - Spelling lists

This is our year groups spelling list that our children will be learning to read and spell (independently in a spelling test and in their writing). It is the list of words that each child should be able to spell by the end of their current class year.

according

equip (ped, ment)

opportunity

achieve

excellent

profession

aggressive

existence

programme

ancient

explanation

queue

apparent

familiar

recognised

attached

foreign

recommend

available

forty

sacrifice

average

frequently

shoulder

awkward

hindrance

signature

bargain

identity

solider

bruise

immediate (ly)

stomach

category

individual

suggest

community

interfere

symbol

competition

interrupt

system

criticise

lighting

temperature

critic

marvellous

twelfth

curiosity

mischievous

variety

determined

muscle

vegetable

develop

occupy

vehicle

dictionary

occur

yacht

Spelling Rules

Each year group has a set of spelling rules.

These are the spelling rules that our children will be learning.

Endings which sound like /ʃəs/ spelt –cious or –tious

 

Endings which sound like /ʃəl/ (cial)

vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious

official, special, artificial, partial, confidential, essential

cious

 

tious

 

cial

Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence/–ency

observation), expectant (expectation), hesitant, hesitancy (hesitation), tolerant, tolerance (toleration), substance (substantial)

innocent, innocence, decent, decency, frequent, frequency, confident, confidence (confidential)

assistant, assistance, obedient, obedience, independent, independence

ant

ance/ancy

ent

ence/ ency

Words ending in –able and –ible

Words ending in –ably and –ibly

adorable/adorably (adoration),

tolerable/tolerably (toleration)

changeable, noticeable, forcible, legible

dependable, comfortable, understandable, reasonable, enjoyable, reliable

possible/possibly, horrible/horribly,

able/ible

 

ably/ibly

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

referring, referred, referral, preferring, preferred, transferring, transferred

reference, referee, preference, transference

    

 

Use of the hyphen

co-ordinate, re-enter, co-operate, co-own

 

Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, ceiling

 

Words containing the letter-string ough

ought, bought, thought, nought, brought, fought

rough, tough, enough, cough, though, although,

 

 

Words with ‘silent’ letters

doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, knight

 

Homophones and other words that are often confused

advice/advise   device/devise   licence/license

 

practice/practise         prophecy/prophesy 

 

farther/ father                     guessed/guest

 

heard/herd         led/lead (as heavy as lead)

 

morning/mourning        past/passed,

 

precede/proceed             principal/principle,

 

profit/prophet            stationary/stationery,

 

steal/steel        wary/weary       who’s/whose:

 

 

Y6 - Spelling lists

This is our year groups spelling list that our children will be learning to read and spell (independently in a spelling test and in their writing). It is the list of words that each child should be able to spell by the end of their current class year.

accommodate

embarrassed

physical

accompany

environment

prejudice

amateur

especially

privilege

appreciate

exaggerate

pronunciation

cemetery

government

relevant

committee

guarantee

restaurant

communicate

harass

rhyme

conscience

language

rhythm

conscious

leisure

secretary

controversy

necessary

sincere (ly)

convenience

neighbour

sufficient

definite

nuisance

thorough

desperate

parliament

 

disastrous

persuade

 

Spelling Rules

Each year group has a set of spelling rules.

These are the spelling rules that our children will be learning.

Endings which sound like /ʃəs/ spelt –cious or –tious

 

Endings which sound like /ʃəl/ (cial)

vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious

official, special, artificial, partial, confidential, essential

cious

 

tious

 

cial

Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence/–ency

observation), expectant (expectation), hesitant, hesitancy (hesitation), tolerant, tolerance (toleration), substance (substantial)

innocent, innocence, decent, decency, frequent, frequency, confident, confidence (confidential)

assistant, assistance, obedient, obedience, independent, independence

ant

ance/ancy

ent

ence/ ency

Words ending in –able and –ible

Words ending in –ably and –ibly

adorable/adorably (adoration),

tolerable/tolerably (toleration)

changeable, noticeable, forcible, legible

dependable, comfortable, understandable, reasonable, enjoyable, reliable

possible/possibly, horrible/horribly,

able/ible

 

ably/ibly

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

referring, referred, referral, preferring, preferred, transferring, transferred

reference, referee, preference, transference

    

 

Use of the hyphen

co-ordinate, re-enter, co-operate, co-own

 

Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, ceiling

 

Words containing the letter-string ough

ought, bought, thought, nought, brought, fought

rough, tough, enough, cough, though, although,

 

 

Words with ‘silent’ letters

doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, knight

 

Homophones and other words that are often confused

advice/advise   device/devise   licence/license

 

practice/practise         prophecy/prophesy 

 

farther/ father                     guessed/guest

 

heard/herd         led/lead (as heavy as lead)

 

morning/mourning        past/passed,

 

precede/proceed             principal/principle,

 

profit/prophet            stationary/stationery,

 

steal/steel        wary/weary       who’s/whose:

 

 


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