Year 5 and 6 Spelling Games

Statutory Requirement Flashcards
Endings which sound like /ʃəs/ spelt –cious or
–tious

Example words: vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious
ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious
ciousy5and6 cious
Endings which sound like /ʃəl/

Example words: official, special, artificial, partial, confidential, essential
cialy5and6 cial
Words ending in –ant,
–ance/–ancy, –ent,
–ence/–ency

Example words: observant, observance, expectant, hesitant, hesitancy, tolerant, tolerance, substance, innocent, innocence, decent, decency, frequent, frequency, confident, confidence, assistant, assistance, obedient, obedience, independent, independence
anty5and6 ant,ancy etc
Words ending
in –able and
–ible
Words ending
in –ably and
–ibly
abley5and6 ible able
Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending
in –fer

Example words: referring, referred, referral,
preferring, preferred,
transferring, transferred
reference, referee,
preference, transference
suffixesy5and6 fer
Use of the
hyphen
Coming soony5and6 hyphen
Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

Example words: deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, ceiling
eiy5and6 ei after c final
Words containing the letter-string ough

Example words: ought, bought, thought,
nought, brought, fought, rough, tough, enough, cough
though, although, dough, through, thorough, borough
plough, bough
oughy5and6 ough
Words with ‘silent’ letters (i.e. letters
whose presence
cannot be predicted from the pronunciation of the word)

Example words: doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, knight
silenty5and6 silent letters
Homophones
and other
words that are
often confused
Coming soony5and6 homophones
Statutory wordsComing soony5and6 statutory

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