In Year 5, children will be placed into different spelling groups after their initial spelling test. In this way, we can ensure the children learn the spelling rules they need to in order to progress in their spellings.
Spellings will be given out on Friday and practised with the teacher during the Literacy lessons on the following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A spelling test will take place on the Fridays. On Monday and Friday the literacy starter will focus on grammar rules.
As well as their differentiated spellings, you child will also receive 3 words from a Year 5 list of spellings taken from the new National Curriculum each week. These are words expected to be known by all in Year 5 by the end of the year. This is an ambitious target but we hope by focusing on three each week we can progress towards this throughout the year.
Please practise your child’s spellings at home and encourage them to use them in their spoken language.
In addition to weekly spellings, we have just started a Spelling Challenge. Ask your child how they are doing!