Spelling Year 5

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.

Take the Year 5

Spelling Test

Check what your spelling level is with our online test.

Start Year 5 Spelling Test

Download all Year 5 spelling worksheets

Download and print out our spelling worksheets for Year 5. 360 words especially selected for kids in Year 5, KS2.

  • Uses the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method.
  • Covers all the essential words to learn in Year 5.
  • Print at home.

Download Year 5 Spelling Worksheets

Learning spellings

The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your spellings.
Look Say Cover Write Check 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.

Blank spelling sheet
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.

Spelling Test book note pad
Print off the sheets to make the notepads for the Spelling Test book

Free online English games

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.

Top TipSome 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.

Top 40 Words
Spelling sheets for the top 40 words.
Top 40 Words Check List
Print off this checklist of the top 40 common words you should learn to spell.

Suffixes ment

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

Words ending ment spelling sheet
10 words ending with ment.

Suffixes ity

Words ending in ity.

activity ability possibility

Words ending ity spelling sheet
10 words ending with ity.

Suffixes en

Words ending with en.

brighten mistaken shorten

Words ending en spelling sheet
10 words ending with en.

Suffixes ful

Words ending in ful, mean full of.

fearful doubtful boastful

Words ending ful spelling sheet
10 words ending with ful.

Suffixes ive

Words ending in ive.

creative offensive attractive

Words ending ive spelling sheet
10 words ending with ive.

Spelling games

Look, Cover, Write Check Spelling game playLook, Cover, Write, Check
Look at the word and type the word once the doors have closed. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Little Bird Spelling game playLittle bird Spelling
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this little bird spelling game. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Spooky Spelling game playSpooky Spelling
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

Words beginning with de or re spelling sheet
10 words beginning with the de or re prefix.

Words with y

These words contain y.

physical crystal mystery

Charaters sitting around a tableWhen is the 'i' sound spelt with a 'y'?
Some words that have an 'i' sound are spelt with a 'y'. These include: gym, myth, pyramid, mystery.

Words with or

These words contain or.

afford enormous category

Words with au

These words have the or sound, spelt au.

cause applaud astronaut

Words with ere

These words have the ear sound, spelt ere.

severe sphere interfere

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