Spelling Year 5
Spelling Year 5 KS2. Support on spelling for kids with Super Brainy Beans. Primary homework help with worksheet downloads and online games.
Pick a level
If you find the spellings difficult in your year then try starting with spellings from the year below. It's ok to work lower than the year you are on and fill the gaps rather than struggling at your level without understanding the basics.
The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your spellings.
Practice your spellings for four days then get someone to test you on the fifth day without looking at the words first.
Download our spelling sheets for lists of words to practice spelling.
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.
Spell all 40 common words
Throughout Year 5 children are expected to learn how to spell the 40 new words which are commonly used in reading and writing.
Some of these do not follow the normal phonic rules and are known as 'tricky' words. Here there is no trick to learning to spell these words they just have to know.
Spelling sheets for the top 40 words.
Print off this checklist of the top 40 common words you should learn to spell.
Suffixes are groups of letters that can be added to a root word. Suffixes change the meaning of a word to make a new word.
Words ending in ment.
movement enjoyment equipment
10 words ending with ment.
Look at the word and type the word once the doors have closed. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this little bird spelling game. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this spooky spelling game. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Prefixes de & re
A prefix is a group of letters that are added to a root word. Prefixes change the meaning of a word to make a new word.
Words beginning with the prefix de mean undoing or taking away.
defuse decompose decode
Words beginning with the prefix re mean again.
recycle rewrite replace
10 words beginning with the de or re prefix.