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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. 

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

SNIP Spellings (Intervention)

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