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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Spellings and Times Tables - Sycamore

Spelling tests take place every Monday morning, accompanied by a times tables and division test.

Latest Spellings:

Monday, 14th December

The next spelling test will take place the first day back after Christmas break. It will be a large spelling test, consisting of the entire set of Year 5 common exception words (located at the bottom of this page as an attachment), which will help to identify which words are proving most difficult for children to spell. Please practise them over the break, as this will be your only homework during this time.

Monday, 7th December

These are a selection from the Year 5 common exception words.  

  1. vegetable
  2. vehicle
  3. bruise
  4. soldier
  5. stomach
  6. recommend
  7. leisure
  8. privilege
  9. occur
  10. neighbour
  11. temperature
  12. immediately
  13. especially
  14. competition
  15. achieve

Monday, 30th November

Words this week are all about frequency.

1. always
2. rarely
3. occasionally
4. often
5. frequently
6. probably
7. perhaps
8. possibly
9. definitely
10. certainly
11. reliably
12. responsibly
13. regularly
14. confidently
15. genuinely

Monday, 23rd November

Words this week have '-ment' endings. Be aware of the silent letters!

1. equipment
2. environment
3. government
4. parliament
5. enjoyment
6. document
7. management
8. movement
9. replacement
10. statement
11. merciful
12. intently
13. residence
14. nuisance
15. neighbour

Monday, 16th November

These are all examples of modal verbs. They are relatively easy, but they are a requirement for all Year 5 children to know. 

1. can
2. could
3. may
4. might
5. must
6. shall
7. should
8. will
9. would
10. ought
(the following are not modal verbs)
11. immediately
12. disastrous
13. desperate
14. mischievous
15. recommend

Monday, 9th November

This week's spellings focus again on silent letters. 

1. wrestle
2. wrapper
3. island
4. aisle
5. debris
6. mortgage
7. Christmas
8. yacht
9. guarantee
10. guilty
11. muscle
12. asthma
13. receipt
14. subtle
15. feuding

Tuesday, 3rd November 

This week's spellings all include silent letters. Please make sure to practise them in preparations for Monday's spelling test.

  1. doubt
  2. lamb
  3. debt
  4. thumb
  5. solemn
  6. autumn
  7. column
  8. knight
  9. knuckle
  10. knot
  11.  knowledge
  12.  plumber
  13.  apostle
  14.  answer
  15.  tomb

Monday, 19th October 2020

The spelling test when children return after the half term break will be a collection of Common Exception Words chosen at random from the list attached below. Please take a few moments to go over the list, and practise some of the words that you find especially tricky.  We will do the spelling test on the Tuesday, 3rd November, as Monday is an INSET day, and children aren't at school.

Monday, 12th October 2020

This week's spellings are homophones again - just like last week. Once again, children are encouraged to learn the meaning and definition of the words, as I will be using the word in a sentence to allow the children to decide which of the pair of homophones to spell.

1. farther
2. father
3. guessed
4. guest
5. heard
6. herd
7. led
8. lead
9. mourning
10. morning
11. electronic
12. inquisitive
13. ambassador
14. procession
15. definitely