Year 5 and 6 Spelling Games

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

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,

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
Words ending
in –ably and
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
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
and other
words that are
often confused
Coming soony5and6 homophones
Statutory wordsComing soony5and6 statutory

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