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Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words (SSW) Worksheets – Practice Pack 12

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This Y5/6 statutory spelling word (SSW) pack allows pupils to practise reading and spelling a selection of the statutory spellings for year 5 and year 6.

Each worksheet includes two words for pupils to read, spell and understand, with an opportunity to practise handwriting, making them perfect for independent practice during spelling lessons, for use as revision activities and for home learning.

There are 12 packs available, one for each half term throughout Years 5 and 6, together covering all of the statutory words in the spelling curriculum.

Statutory spelling words included in this pack are:

  • awkward, bruise
  • explanation, parliament
  • hindrance, mischievous
  • programme, pronunciation

This primary resource includes:

  • 4 PDF worksheets and an answer sheet

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to:

Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them

Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters [for example, knight, psalm, solemn]

Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused

Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, as listed in English Appendix 1

Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words

Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary

Use a thesaurus

  • Worksheets
  • Answer sheets
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