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Year 5 Spelling Words – Statutory Spelling KS2 Word Cards and Word Mats Pack

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We’ve put together this pack to support teachers in ensuring that children are familiar with the Years 5 and 6 spelling words listed as statutory in English Appendix 1.

We’ve presented the words on cards for display and as mats that you can use for table work.

There are also assessment sheets inside, so you can tick off words as children learn them.

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

Teach pupils 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

  • Years 5 and 6 statutory spelling words assessment sheets
  • Years 5 and 6 statutory spelling words table mats
  • Years 5 and 6 statutory spelling words for display
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