This pack has been put together to support teachers in ensuring that children are familiar with the Years 5 and 6 spelling words listed as statutory in English Appendix 1.
The words are presented on cards for display and as mats that can be used for table work.
Assessment sheets are also included, so teachers can tick off words as they are learnt.
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
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, as listed in English Appendix 1