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Year 5 Spelling Patterns – KS2 Revision Toolkit

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These resources support children in learning and revising Year 5 spelling patterns.

They include bookmarks, table prompts, a list fan and a reference sheet.

The spelling patterns covered in this pack are:

  • Word endings which sound like ‘shush’, spelt -cious or -tious
  • Word endings which sound like ‘shul’, spelt -cial or -tial
  • Words ending in -ant, -ance/-ancy, -ent, -ence/-ency
  • Words ending in -able and -ible, -ably and -ibly
  • Words containing the letter-string ‘ough’
  • Words with ‘silent’ letters
  • Words with the long ‘e’ sound spelt ‘ei’ after c

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

  • Teacher notes
  • Y5 spelling patterns bookmarks
  • Y5 spelling patterns table prompts
  • Y5 spelling patterns lists fan
  • Y5 spelling patterns lists sheet

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