These PDF worksheets, covering statutory spelling words for years 5 and 6, are an excellent way for children in UKS2 to revise and practise spelling these words.
The words included in this resource all include the letters ‘ci’ or ‘ce’ and pupils will explore the sounds that these letters can make (sufficient, appreciate, especially, criticise, ancient, pronunciation, conscience, conscious, sincere, sincerely, sacrifice, prejudice, nuisance, sufficient).
The worksheets include five different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Tick to show what sounds the letters ‘ci’ is making in each word
Circle the words that are spelt correctly, and place the words into the correct sentences
Use the images, and the words underneath, to write a sentence about each
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a new word, which should be one of the Y5/6 statutory spelling words
Write a description of the picture, trying to use as many of the words listed as possible
What are statutory spelling words?
The statutory spelling words, listed in English Appendix 1: Spelling, are words that pupils should learn in years 3/4 and years 5/6. These lists contain a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which pupils often misspell.
Year 5 and 6 common exception words
equip (-ped, -ment)
National Curriculum English programme of study links
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