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Years 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words (5): KS2 Spelling Worksheets

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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 are often misspelt and are words that pupils must learn (competition, harass, disastrous, recognise, equipment, controversy, convenience, hindrance, environment, explanation, government, parliament, mischievous)from the Year 5 and 6 word list.

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:

Tips
Tick which words are spelt correctly
Check
Circle the words that are spelt correctly, and place the words into the correct sentences
Use
Use the images, and the words underneath, to write a sentence about each
Change
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
Apply
Write a description of the picture, trying to use as many of the words listed as possible

Which words are listed as Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling words?

The following words are listed in English Appendix 1:

accommodate accompany according achieve aggressive amateur ancient apparent

appreciate attached available average awkward bargain bruise category cemetery

communicate community competition conscience* conscious* controversy committee

convenience correspond criticise (critic + ise) curiosity definite desperate determined

develop dictionary disastrous embarrass environment equip (–ped,–ment) especially

exaggerate excellent existence explanation familiar foreign forty frequently government

guarantee harass hindrance identity immediate(ly) individual interfere interrupt language

leisure lightning marvellous mischievous muscle necessary neighbour nuisance occupy

occur opportunity parliament persuade physical prejudice privilege profession programme

pronunciation queue recognise recommend relevant restaurant rhyme rhythm sacrifice

secretary shoulder signature sincere(ly) soldier stomach sufficient suggest symbol system

temperature thorough twelfth variety vegetable vehicle yacht

National Curriculum English programme of study links

To 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

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