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.
Which statutory spelling words are included in each dictation pack?
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 spelling word packs:
What is included in this statutory spelling word pack?
- 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
Which words are listed as Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling words?
The following words are listed in English Appendix 1:
accommodate accompany according achieve aggressive amateur ancient apparent
appreciate attached available average awkward bargain bruise category cemetery
communicate community competition conscience* conscious* controversy committee
convenience correspond criticise (critic + ise) curiosity definite desperate determined
develop dictionary disastrous embarrass environment equip (–ped,–ment) especially
exaggerate excellent existence explanation familiar foreign forty frequently government
guarantee harass hindrance identity immediate(ly) individual interfere interrupt language
leisure lightning marvellous mischievous muscle necessary neighbour nuisance occupy
occur opportunity parliament persuade physical prejudice privilege profession programme
pronunciation queue recognise recommend relevant restaurant rhyme rhythm sacrifice
secretary shoulder signature sincere(ly) soldier stomach sufficient suggest symbol system
temperature thorough twelfth variety vegetable vehicle yacht
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- Spell words that are often misspelt
- 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
- To write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.