Here is a list of the spelling rules for Year Five. Please refer to these as they will inform your child’s homework.
||I can spell word endings which sound like ‘shus’ spelt -cious
or -tious e.g. vicious, delicious, ambitious, cautious.
||I can spell word endings which sound like ‘shil’ spelt -cial or
-tial e.g. official, partial.
||I can spell words ending in -ant, -ance/-ancy, -ent, -ence/-ency e.g. tolerant/tolerance, transparent/transparency.
||I can spell words ending in -able and -ible, also -ably and –ibly e.g. adorable, possible, adorably, possibly.
||I can spell words containing the letter-string ‘ough’ e.g. bought, rough, through, bough.
||I can spell some words with ‘silent’ letters e.g. knight, psalm, solemn.
||I can spell some more complex words correctly including words that are often misspelt.
||I can use knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically.
||I can use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning, or both of these in a dictionary.
||I can use a thesaurus.