*Spelling Practise*

Hi Year 5, this week’s homework was to practise your 10 spelling words ready for your test on Friday by defining them and then putting them into your own sentences.

We also have a weekly SPAG lesson where we focus on the rule that has been applied to your spelling words for that particular week. Spelling words correctly is extremely important; you use them everyday in your writing, it helps you become a better reader and it is a skill you will use throughout your life.

You are responsible for practising your spellings every week, whether it is a main homework task or not. Looking at your words isn’t enough to help you remember how to spell them, you should also be segmenting and blending, writing them out, testing yourself and being tested by others. You can write these sentences in your homework books every week if it will help you.

Here is a great example of spelling practise by Omio. He has looked up the definitions (using a dictionary or the internet) and then put the words into sentences. Well done!

Immediately: At once; instantly

I rang immediately for an ambulance.

Queue: A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

I waited in a queue for my lunch.

Yacht: A medium-sized sailing boat equipped for cruising or racing.

I want to buy a yacht when I am older.

Conscience: A person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behaviour.

He had a guilty conscience.

Ceiling: The upper interior surface of a room or similar compartment.

The books were stacked from floor to ceiling.

Receive: be given, presented with or paid (something)

Wayne Rooney will receive £100,000 in wages this week.

Democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all eligible members of a state typically through electing representatives.

A system of parliamentary democracy is important.

Astronomy: The branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space and the physical universe as a whole.

I want to learn about astronomy.

Philosophy: The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence especially when considered as an academic discipline.

In science, we are learning about philosophy.


I hope to see you get 10/10 on all of your upcoming spelling tests.

Good luck

Miss Bhandal :)


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