Help children learn how to spell the words from the Year 5 and Year 6 word lists with these crosswords.
Not only are they a fun way to test and improve children’s spelling skills, the clues help to clarify word meanings, developing vocabulary and enabling children to use these words more confidently in their writing.
The pack contains six crosswords; with answer sheets included.
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