Year 5 Homework

Homework 17.11.17

Friday 17th November 2017 Your Spelling Rule Hyphens are used when a prefix is added which ends with the same vowel at the start of the root word. Eg. Re–emerge. (We are following the no-nonsense spelling programme, which is taken from the national curriculum. You may find examples elsewhere which…

Homework 10.11.17

Friday 10th November 2017 Your Spelling Rule Most nouns add ‘-s’ in the plural Nouns ending in a hissing/buzzing/shushing sound add ‘-es’ because it makes it easier to say. Nouns ending in ‘-y’ change the ‘y’ to ‘I’ and add ‘-es’. Several nouns ending in ‘o’ add ‘-es’ (potato)  …

Homework 3.11.17

Friday 3rd November 2017 Your Spelling Rule Some words can be pronounced in the same way but have different spellings depending on their meaning. These words are called homophones. For next week’s test, please ensure you know the difference in spelling and meaning of the two homophones in each sentence…

Homework 13.10.17

Friday 13th October 2017   Secret 5 spelling test In accordance with the school’s new spelling policy, a ‘Secret 5’ spelling test will take place on the last week of each half-term. You will be tested on 5 random spellings taken from the last five spellings tests, so please re-familiarise…

Homework 6.10.17

Friday 6th October 2017 Your Spelling Rule This week’s spellings come from the statutory list of words set up by the government for all children to know by the end of Year 5. They are the yellow words displayed in your classroom.   Your Spelling Words in sentences You should…

Homework 29.9.17

Friday 29th September 2017   Your Spelling Rule The suffixes (letter strings which appear at the end of words) ‘-ible’ and ‘-able’ can sometimes be tricky because they often sound the same. There are not any hard and fast rules when learning about these suffixes, but ‘-able’ is usually more…

Homework 22nd Sept

Friday 22nd September 2017 Your Spelling Rule Many of the words in the English language have come from different languages, both ancient and modern. Sometimes, knowing where the words have come from helps us to remember and understand their spellings. Studying this is called the ‘etymology’ of language and words.…

Homework 15.9.17

Friday 15th September 2017 Your Spelling Rule Sometimes, some words have silent letters in them that we do not pronounce. For example, the ‘s’ in island and the ‘n’ in autumn. Your Spelling Words in sentences The wind whistled through the sails as he travelled around the island. Summer is…

Homework 8.9.17

Friday 8th September 2017 Your Spelling Rule Some words have the same letter strings but are pronounced differently. For example cough and thought both have the letter string ‘ough’ but sound different. Your Spelling Words in sentences Although it was raining, we went to the beach. Please cover your mouth…