These crosswords are a fun way to support children to learn Year 6 spelling patterns and clarify word meanings, enabling children to use these words more confidently in their writing.
Each crossword focuses on a different spelling pattern with answer sheets also included.
Which spelling patterns from the Year 5 and 6 spelling word lists are included?
- suffixes 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
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