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Spellings

Here is an overview of the spelling patterns/rules that are due to be covered in class for the remainder of this term. Below this, are the spelling homework documents (if you can't print them off, just copy them down to practice them) and a document with some different activities to try to practice your spellings. 

Summer Term 1 Spelling Overview

 

Week

Objective and rule

Y6 Spellings

1

Olympic Award Spellings

 

2

To investigate the roots aqua, and port.

 

aqua – means water

port – means carry

 

aquabatics

aqualung

aquanaut

aquaphobia

portable

transport

exportation

importation

3

To revise and investigate the prefixes prim and pre.

 

pre – means before

prim – means first

 

prevent

prescribe

precaution

precedent

primer

primate

primarily

 

4

To investigate the root word graph.

 

graph means to write.

graphic

graphite

digraph

epigraph

calligrapher

cardiograph

geographical

graphically

5

To investigate a range of root words.

 

cede – yield

clude – shut

cred – belief

photo - light

 

 

conclude

preclude

secluded

credulous accede

recede

photogenic

photosynthesis

 

6

To investigate the meanings and spellings of words using the prefixes  col, com, con, cor and co

 

col, com, con, cor and co – together with

 

Before l con/co becomes col.

Before m and p con/co becomes com.

Before r con/co becomes cor.

Co is quite often used before a vowel.

co-ordinate

collide

college

combine

conspire

correlate

correspond

coincidence

 

SNIP Spellings (Intervention)

Spring Term 2 Spelling Overview 

 

Week

Objective and rule

Y6 Spellings

1

To revise and spell the common prefix in in all its forms – il, ir and im.

 

In this instance it means not.

Before l in becomes il.

Before m or p in becomes im.

Before r in becomes ir.

inhumane

invalid

inability

infinite

inanimate

indelible

illegally

imperfect

impede

immediate

2

To investigate the meanings and spellings of words using the prefixes auto, bi, and tele.

 

auto means self

bi means two

tele means distant.

automation

autocue

biceps

bilingual

bilateral

television

teleport

telescopic

3

To investigate the meanings and spellings of words using the prefixes circ and trans.

 

circ means round about;

trans means across.

circulation

circumspect

circumference

circumvent

translate

transmit

transmission

transatlantic

4

To investigate the meanings and spellings of words using the prefixes pro and sus.

 

pro means forward; before

sus a version of sub meaning under.

problem

proclaim

provision

propeller

suspend

suspension

sustainable

sustainability

5

To investigate the prefixes  micro and aero

 

aero – means air

micro – means small

 

aerobic

aero-duct

aerodynamically

aerodrome

microchip

microphone

microhabitat

microscopic

6

To consolidate the use of the apostrophe to spell contractions.


In contractions, the apostrophe shows where a letter or letters are missed out.

 

it is - it’s

they are - they’re

we have - we’ve

you are - you’re

would have - would’ve

could not - couldn’t

shall not - shan’t

dare not - daren’t

Spring Term 1 Spellings Table 

Week

Objective and rule

Y6 Spellings

1

To consolidate changing words ending in –y from singular to plural

Nouns ending in a consonant +y change y to i and add es

Nouns ending in a vowel +y add s

 

N.B root word is given in bold as well as the words to be learned.

alley- alleys

decoy – decoys

chimney – chimneys

disobey – disobeys

study – studies

secretary - secretaries

opportunity – opportunities

community – communities

category – categories

2

To consolidate changing words ending in –f from singular to plural

Most endings change to ves. 

Double ff add s.

Words ending fe use ves.

*roof and belief are exceptions to the rule

 

N.B root word is given in bold as well as the words to be learned

whiff - whiffs

scuff – scuffs

shelf - shelves

overstuff – overstuffs

plaintiff - plaintiffs

windsurf – windsurfs

handkerchief - handkerchiefs

knife - knives

werewolf – werewolves

flyleaf – flyleaves

3

To consolidate changing words from singular to plural – irregular plurals.              

Singular àPlural

us   à    i            

is   à    es                

ix   à  ices                 

oo à ee              

a   à ae             

ouse à ice

axis – axes

ellipsis - ellipses

cactus – cacti

fungus – fungi

nebula – nebulae

vertebra – vertebrae

ox – oxen

appendix – appendices

curriculum – curricula

datum – data

4

To consolidate changing words from present to past tense - irregular tense changes.

 

fight

fought

speak

spoke

think

thought

catch

caught

buy

bought

5

To investigate words ending in ive. ic and ist.

Before adding a vowel suffix drop the final e or y or ion

ic = like, having to do with                   

ist = one who               

ive = inclined to, that which

 

magnetic

historic

symbolic

massive

objective

aggressive

archive

artist

tourist

journalist

6

To investigate the common prefixes for-, de-, pro-, re-, in-

  • for means away, not                
  • de means down from                
  • pro means forward
  • re means back, again               
  • in means in, into

 

forget

forgive

forsaken

decline

definite

derive

progress

procedure

procure

recommend

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