Use this resource to practise spelling year 5 and year 6 statutory spelling words (SSW). The pack contains dictation sentences for all of the SSW for years 5/6 to help pupils write sentences that have been dictated to them. The sentences can be read out loud by an adult, or pupils could read the sentences aloud to their peers.
The following statutory spelling words are included in this resource:
Set 1: competition, community, committee, communicate, bargain, achieve, category, correspond, occur, occupy
Set 2: interfere, interrupt, opportunity, immediate,lightning, temperature, marvellous, muscle, ancient, familiar
Set 3: identity, individual, forty, twelfth, foreign, frequently, government, vegetable, vehicle, variety
Set 4: sincere, especially, equip, relevant, harass, embarrass, develop, suggest, queue, yacht
Set 5: apparent, appreciate, attached, symbol, equipped, recommend, recognise, dictionary
Set 6: equipment, environment, physical, shoulder, rhyme, rhythm, soldier, stomach
Set 7: cemetery, criticise, immediately, sincerely, sufficient, privilege, system, thorough
Set 8: accommodate, accompany, according, definite, curiosity, desperate, restaurant, amateur
Set 9: aggressive, language, determined, disastrous, leisure, neighbour, necessary, profession
Set 10: excellent, exaggerate, nuisance, existence, sacrifice, secretary, signature, prejudice
Set 11: available, average, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, guarantee, persuade
Set 12: awkward, bruise, explanation, parliament, hindrance, mischievous, programme, pronunciation
The pack could be used alongside the respective Year 5 and 6 SSW spelling packs:
Included in this resource:
- 12 x PDF worksheet of sentences that can be cut out for an adult or child to read as appropriate.
- 12 x PDF list of sentences with guidance for adults
- 12 x PDF answer sheet for pupils to fill in the missing SSW
What are statutory spelling words?
These are words listed in appendix 1 of the English national curriculum program of study.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- Spell words that are often misspelt
To write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.