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KS2 Vocabulary and Spelling – Printable Word Search Sheets for Y5 and Y6

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Help children to master the words in the year 5 and year 6 spelling lists with these word search activities.

This pack includes 7 different word searches, which together cover all Y5 and Y6 spellings on the English curriculum word lists. Each word search is included in two versions – one that provides a list of the 15 words pupils are tasked with looking for, and a second, more challenging version that required children to find the words without any accompanying guidance.

This download contains the following:

  • 7-page PDF comprising seven printable word search sheets for Y5/6, with a list of 15 words to find included on each
  • 7-page PDF comprising seven printable word searches for Y5/6, with 15 empty text fields for entering found words
  • 7-page answers document, clearly indicating the locations of all 15 words in each word search
  • Spelling word list sheet displaying all 105 words within in the Y5/6 English curriculum word lists
  • Teacher notes document

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling, and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically.

  • teacher notes
  • Yrs 5 and 6 word list
  • 7 x word search puzzles (hidden words listed)
  • 7 x word search puzzles (hidden words not listed)
  • 7 x answer sheets
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