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Weekly Spellings

Weekly Spellings Homework

Weekly spellings will be made up of words from the Exception List (Y5 and Y6) and from the rule we have been learning in Class. These will be posted here as well as stuck in reading records each week. The children will then have a quiz the following week to see how well they have learnt the patters or groups of words. The children will use these words throughout the week at school, but should also revise them at home to help commit them to memory.


The Exception Words are a list of unusually spelled words (ones that do not follow a pattern). The expectation is that most children should be able to spell these by the time they leave Primary School. These words are all available in the middle of your pupil's reading record. The Y3 and Y4 words are also posted on this page for your reference. 

The final week will be a revision of all the patterns we have covered so far, as well as testing of all the Year 5/6 key spellings which can be found in the middle of reading records or at the bottom of this page. 

Week 12:

  • Set 6th Dec – Quiz 13th Dec - Homophones

by, bye, buy, see, sea, right, write, weather, whether, no, know, poor, paw, pour, pore

Week 11:

  • Set 29th Nov – Quiz 6th Dec - Mixed Revision

their, knew, circumvent, circumnavigate, telemetry, television, refer, preferring, runner-up, tired-looking

Week 10:

  • Set 22nd Nov – Quiz 29th Nov - Mixed Revision

transferring, inference, co-operate, cold-hearted, telescope, telephone, circumstance, circumference, there, where

Week 9:

  • Set 15th Nov – Quiz 22nd Nov - Key Words

definite, especially, harass, marvellous, opportunity, physical, programme, recognise, secretary, signature

Week 8:

  • Set 8th Nov – Quiz 15th Nov - Key Words

curiosity, desperate, frequently, immediate, neighbour, persuade, profession, pronunciation, sacrifice

Week 7:

  • Set 1st Nov – Quiz 8th Nov - Key Words

persuade, physical, profession, programme, pronunciation, recognise, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature

Week 6:

  • Set 18th Oct – Quiz 1st Nov - Key Words

curiosity, definite, desperate, especially, frequently, harass, immediate, marvellous, neighbour, opportunity

Week 5:

  • Set 11th Oct – Quiz 18th Oct - Homophones

their, there, they're, where, ware, were, two, too, to, knew, new, sight, site, hole, whole

Week 4:

  • Set 4th Oct – Quiz 11th Oct - Prefix circum-

circumstance, circumnavigate, circumvent, circumference, circumflex, circumfuse, circumlunar, circumpolar, circumstantial, circumsolar

Week 3:

  • Set 27th Sept – Quiz 4th Oct - Prefix tele-

telescope, teleport, telepathy, telegraph, television, telepathic, telephone, telethon, telemetry, telecommunication 

Week 2:

  • Set 20th Sept – Quiz 27th Sept - Hyphens

well-adjusted, baby-blue, hot-pink, co-operate, cold-hearted, brightly-coloured, runner-up, ninety-five, re-form, tired-looking

Week 1:

  • Set 13th Sept – Quiz 20th Sept - Suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

transfer, transferring, transference, prefer, preferring, preference, infer, inference, inferring, refer