Each week, your child will be given a set of spellings to practise throughout the week.
Your child should aim to spend 10-15 minutes each day practising them.
These words are from the national curriculum and cover words pupils use frequently in writing or which are commonly misspelled.
On a Friday, test your child - this can be orally and it does not have to be recorded. Also, you do not need to send in evidence of the daily spelling tasks either.
Year 4 words
believe, experiment, mention, remember, bicycle, extreme, minute, sentence, breath, famous.
Year 5 words
existence, pronunciation, apparent, explanation, queue, appreciate, familiar, recognise, attached, foreign.
There is an activity to do each day with your child (these activities will be the same, if not similar every week):
Monday: Look up the definition for each spelling word.
Tuesday: Write a simple definition for each spelling word dictionary style (you must list them in alphabetical order.
Wednesday: Write sentences including those key spelling words.
Thursday: Practise your spellings in a creative way.
For example: scribbly spellings- draw a giant scribble and try to fit your spelling words within the scribble as many times as you can. Another example: pyramid spellings- for the word until:
There are many other spelling activity ideas your child could do on this day- look below to see images of ideas.
Friday: Complete a spelling test with your child.