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W/C 12.11.18

 

This week's first five words end with -tial (making the 'shul' sound). After a consonant, the ending -tial is the most common e.g. potential. However, there are some exceptions and therefore a working knowledge of these words is always a good idea! (Lots of reading will help with this!)

Last week we learnt that the -cial sound also makes the 'shul' sound - usually after a vowel e.g. special - next week's spellings will be a mixture of both word endings so the rule must be remembered!

 

potential

essential

substantial

influential

residential

 

Children should also earn these from the National Curriculum Y 5/6 Word List:

 

awkward

bargain

bruise

cemetery

conscious

 

W/C 05.11.18

 

This week's first five words end with -cial (making the 'shul' sound). After a vowel the ending -cial is the most common e.g. official. However, there are some exceptions and therefore a working knowledge of these words is always a good idea! (Lots of reading will help with this!)

The -tial sound also makes the 'shul' sound - usually after a consonant e.g. essential - we shall explore some of these words next week!

 

official

special

artificial

crucial

glacial

 

Children should also earn these from the National Curriculum Y 5/6 Word List:

 

ancient

appreciate

attached

available

average

 

W/C 22.10.18

 

This week's first four spelling words have a prefix that is joined to the root word by a hyphen:

co-ordinate

re-enter

co-operate

co-own

 

Children should also learn these from the National Curriculum Y5/6 Word List:

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

apparent

 

W/C 15.10.18

This week's spellings are: rough, tough, enough, cough, though, although and dough. All of these words contain the letter string 'ough'. Children should be encouraged to understand that the same letter string can make a different sound in words. See if they can hear the difference.

w/c 8th October

This week's spelling words are all homophones (words that are pronounced the same or similarly) but have a different meaning, and often a different spelling. These homophones end in -ce or -se: advice (noun), advise (verb), device (noun), devise (verb), practice (noun), practise (verb).

 

e.g.

 

She needs more practice (noun - a word to name the act) at her spellings.

I will practise (verb - the act of getting better) my spellings every night this week.

 

He came to me for some advice (noun - the name of).

I will advise (verb - the act of giving the advice) him about how to solve the problem.

 

device (noun)

devise (verb - an action)

 

It is important that the children are aware of the grammatical difference to enable them to choose the correct word in context of a sentence for the test on Friday. This will be taught in class too.

W/C 1st October

This week, we are focusing on words which have the ending -tious.

We will be testing these words at the end of the week: infectious, ambitious, fictitious, infectious and nutritious.

W/C 24th September

This week, we are focusing on words with the ending -cious.

The words that we will test at the end of the week are: precious, delicious, vicious, malicious, conscious and suspicious.

W/C 17th September

This week, we are focusing on spelling words containing the four letter string 'ough'.

We recognise that this can make many different sounds in words, but, we are focusing on words where it makes /or/.

The words that we will test at the end of the week are: ought, brought, bought, thought, fought and nought.

W/C 10th September

This week, we are focusing on spelling words with 'aster' or 'astro' as a base.

We will explore the meaning of the base and practise spelling and applying these words.

We will test the following words on Friday: asterisk, astrology and astronomy.

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