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2nd-8th December 2022 - Weekly spelling list

 

Prefixes micro- and mini-

 

1) minibus - noun - a small bus

2) miniskirt - noun - a short skirt

3) minicam - noun - a small camera

4) minimum - noun - the smallest amount

5) microscope - noun - a device used for seeing very small objects in greater detail

6) microchip - noun - a tiny wafer of semiconducting material used to make an integrated circuit

7) minibeast - noun - a small invertebrate like an insect or a spider

8) microphone - noun - a device that converts sound waves into electrical energy that can then be amplified (made louder)

9) minicab - noun - a type of taxi

10) microwave - noun - a very small electromagnet waves that is used in for radars and cooking

25th November-1st December 2022 - Spelling list

 

Word Families Based on Common Words

 

1) suggest - verb - to put forward for consideration

2) digest - verb - to break down food in the body

3) congestion - noun - a build of something that blocks a passage

4) gesture - noun - a movement with a body part to express a meaning

5) gestation - noun - the process of developing inside the womb between conception and birth

6) lightning - noun - an electric discharge in the sky

7) daylight - noun - the natural light of the day

8) enlighten - verb - to give greater knowledge about a subject

9) twilight - noun - the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon

10) limelight - noun - the focus of public attention

18th - 24th November 2022 - Weekly Spelling List

 

Words That Belong to the Same Word Family

 

1) temperature - noun - the measure of hot or cold

2) temper - noun - a person's state of mind, whether they are angry or calm

3) temperament - noun - a person's or animal's nature, especially as it affects their behaviour

4) tempered - adjective - usually used as part of a combined word, like ill-tempered, to describe someone's temper

5) variety - noun - the state or quality of being different

6) vary - verb - to differ in something, such as sizes

7) variation - noun - a change in something's condition from one to the next

8) varied - adjective - describing a lot of differences

9) variable - adjective - not consistent; not having a fixed pattern

10) variance - noun - the state of being different

11th-17th November 2022 - Spelling list

 

Words Ending in -ably

 

1) adorably - adverb - in a way that inspires great affection

2) valuably - adverb - in a valuable way

3) believably - adverb - in a a believable way

4) changeably - adverb - able to be changed

5) noticeably - adverb - in a what that is easily seen or noticed

6) dependably - adverb - in a trustworthy or predictable way

7) considerably - adverb - by a noticeably large amount

8) comfortably - adverb - in a physically relaxed way

9) tolerably - adverb - capable of being tolerated

10) reasonably - adverb - in a sensible way

4th-10th November 2022 - Spelling list

-able Endings Where the Root Word Ends in ‘e’

 

1) adorable - adjective - inspiring delight or great affection

2) valuable - adjective - worth a great deal of money

3) advisable - adjective - sensible; to be recommended

4) believable - adjective - able to be believed

5) desirable - adjective - wished for as being useful or attractive

6) excitable - adjective - easily excited

7) knowledgeable - adjective - intelligent and well-informed

8) likeable - adjective - pleasant, friendly or easy to like

9) changeable - adjective - able to be changed, often easily

10) noticeable - adjective - easily seen or noticed

31st October-3rd November 2022 - Spelling List

 

Words Ending in -able

 

  1. applicable - adjective - relevant or appropriate
  2. tolerable - adjective - able to be endured
  3. operable - adjective - able to be used
  4. considerable - adjective - notably large in size or amount
  5. comfortable - adjective - providing a feeling of physical ease or relaxation
  6. reasonable - adjective - fair and sensible
  7. perishable - adjective - likely to decay or go bad quickly
  8. breakable - adjective - capable of breaking or being broken
  9. dependable - adjective - trustworthy or reliable
  10. fashionable - adjective - the current popular style

14th-20th October 2022 - Spelling List 

  

Hyphenated Compound Adjectives 

  

1) man-eating - adjective - describes something that could eat a person 

2) tight-fisted - adjective - describes someone who does not want to give something away, such as money 

3) little-used - adjective - describes when something is not used very much 

4) cold-hearted - adjective - describes when someone shows no caring for others 

5) rock-bottom - adjective - describes the lowest emotional point for someone 

6) stone-faced - adjective - describes someone not showing any emotion despite what is happening around them 

7) wide-eyed - adjective - describes a surprised expression 

8) green-eyed - adjective - describes a jealous or envious emotion 

9) pig-headed - adjective - describes someone acting in a way where they will not listen to reason 

10) short-tempered - adjective - describes when someone is quick to becoming angry 

7th-13th October 2022 - Spelling list

 

Hyphenated prefix words

 

1) co-operate - verb - to work with someone or another group

2) re-educate - verb - to educate someone again in a subject

3) co-ordinate - verb - to bring different parts together in order to organise them

4) re-examine - verb - to look at and consider something for a second time

5) co-own - verb - to share ownership of something with someone else or another group

6) co-author - verb/noun - to write something with another person/one of the shared writers of text

7) re-enter - verb - to enter somewhere for a second time

8) re-evaluate - verb - to evaluate what is good or bad about something a second time

9) re-energise - verb - to bring energy back into something

10) re-elect - verb - to elect someone or something to a position of importance for a second time

30th September - 6th October Spellings

 

Turning -ent Adjectives into -ence/-ency Nouns

 

1) innocent - adjective - not guilt of a crime

2) innocence - noun  - the state or fact of not being guilty

3) decent - adjective - generally acceptable, such as quality or behaviour

4) decency - noun - behaviour that is shown to be acceptable

5) excellent - adjective - extremely good or outstanding

6) excellence - noun - the quality of being outstanding or extremely good

7) confident - adjective - feeling sure of yourself or of something

8) confidence - noun - the feeling or belief that you can have faith in that thing or person

9) existent - adjective - having reality

10) existence - noun - the state of being real

23rd-29th September - Spelling list

 

Turning -ant Adjectives into -ancy/-ance Nouns

 

  1. observant - adjective - quick to notice things
  2. observance - noun - the name for the action of observing things
  3. hesitant - adjective - unsure and slow when doing things
  4. hesitancy - noun - the state of being hesitant
  5. expectant - adjective - showing that you think something is going to happen, often good
  6. expectancy - noun - the state of think that something will happen, especially good
  7. tolerant - adjective - showing that you accept thing that you wouldn't do yourself
  8. tolerance - noun - the ability to tolerate
  9. relevant - adjective - something closely linked to what is being done or spoken about
  10. relevance - noun - when something is relevant

16th-22nd September Spellings

This week's words are homophones, which means words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

 

  1. advice - noun - guidance or helpful suggestions
  2. advise - verb - to offer someone guidance or suggestions
  3. device - noun - a thing/object made for a specific purpose
  4. devise - verb - to plan or invent something
  5. licence - noun - something that gives you permission to do something, such as drive a vehicle
  6. license - verb - to give a licence to someone
  7. practice - noun - when an idea or exercise is put into place, such as writing practice
  8. practise - verb - to perform an activity again and again in order to improve at the activity
  9. prophecy - noun - a prediction of something that will happen in the future
  10. prophesy - verb - to say what will happen in the future

7th-15th September spellings


This is your first list of spellings. You will have slightly longer to practise these as it is your first set of words. A small group of you may be given a different list of spellings from Mrs Compton.

All words have the type and an example of a short definition next to them.

 

  1. aggressive - adjective - ready or likely to attack
  2. hostile - adjective - very unfriendly
  3. awkward - adjective - causes difficulty
  4. obstinate - adjective - stubborn; refuses to change their mind
  5. desperate - adjective - feeling hopeless
  6. frantic - adjective - distraught with fear or anxiety
  7. disastrous - adjective - causing great damage
  8. calamitous - adjective - involving a calamity or a catastrophe
  9. marvellous - adjective - something wonderful or extraordinary
  10. spectacular - adjective - something beautiful and eye-catching
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