Spelling in Years 5 & 6
The spelling in Years 5 & 6 buildings on the Phonic Phases taught in FS2 - Y2 and the spelling patterns taught in Years 3 and 4.
They include the following spelling patterns:
- Endings which sound like /ʃəs/ spelt –cious or –tious
- Endings which sound like /ʃəl/ spelt -cial or tial
- Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence / -ency
- Words ending in –able and –ible
- Words ending in –ably and –ibly
- Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer
- Use of the hyphen
- Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c
- Words containing the letter-string ough
- Words with ‘silent’ letters (i.e. letters whose presence cannot be predicted from the pronunciation of the word)
- Homophones and other words that are often confused
The complete spelling pattern guidance for Years 5 & 6 can be downloaded below, as can a seperate word list with examples from these patterns.
Please see the Years 3 and 4 section as well as the Phonics section for further information.