These crosswords are a fun way to support children to learn Y6 spelling patterns.
In addition, they help to clarify word meanings, enabling children to use these words more confidently in their writing.
Each crossword focuses on a different spelling pattern.
Answer sheets are also included.
The spelling patterns are covered are:
- suffices added to words ending in -fer
- hyphenated prefixes
- hyphenated words
- Year 6 homophones (over 3 puzzles)
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