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21st-27th January 2022 - spelling list

 

Words with a Long /e/ Sound Spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ after ‘c’ (And Exceptions)

 

1) deceive - verb - to deliberately cause someone to believe something that is not true

2) conceive - verb - to form something, like an idea

3) receive - verb - to be given something

4) perceive - verb - to become aware of something

5) ceiling - noun - the upper inside part of a room

6) receipt - noun - the action of receiving something; something that shows you have received something

7) protein - noun - thins found in food like meat and beans that help to repair and grow our muscles

8) caffeine - noun - a legal drug that stimulates the nervous system of your body found in tea, coffee, coke and energy drinks

9) seize - verb - to suddenly and forcefully take hold of something.

10) neither - determiner - to show that you do not want any of the two objects

14th-20th January 2022 - spelling list

 

Words with a Long /e/ Sound Spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ After ‘c’ (and Exceptions)

 

1) siege - noun - a military operation to attack a place

2) niece - noun - the daughter of someone's brother or sister

3) grief - noun - intense sorrow, often caused by someone's death

4) chief - noun - a leader or ruler of a group/clan

5) fiend - noun - an evil spirit or demon

6) shriek - noun - a high-pitched, piercing scream, usually in fear

7) believe - verb - to accept something is true

8) achieve - verb - to successfully do something, usually through effort

9) convenience - noun - the state of being able to do something without much effort

10) mischievous - adjective - causing trouble or enjoying causing trouble

5th-13th January 2022 - Weekly Spelling List

 

Adding Suffixes Beginning with Vowel Letters to Words Ending in -fer

 

1) referring - present tense verb - mentioning or alluding to something

2) referred - past tense verb - mentioned or alluded to

3) referral - noun - the act of referring, such as to a doctor

4) reference - noun - information someone refers to

5) referee - noun - an official person who watches to make sure the rules are followed

6) preferring - present tense verb - to like one thing more than another

7) preferred - past tense verb - to like one thing more than another

8) preference - noun - the thing you like more than the other thing

9) transferring - verb - moving one thing from one place to another

10) transference - noun - the action of moving one thing from one place to another

10th-16th December 2021

  

There are no new spellings for this week as we will be recapping the spellings from the previous six weeks. Please look back through the previous spellings. 

3rd-9th December 2021 - 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

26th November-2nd December 2021 - 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

19th - 25th November 2021 - 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

12th-18th November 2021 - 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

5th-11th November 2020 - 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

1st-4th November - Spelling list

 

Words Ending in -able

If a word ends with able, it is often an adjective.

 

  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

8th-14th October - 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

1st-7th October 2021 - 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

24th-30th September -  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

17th-23rd 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

10th-16th 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

 

 

These homophones all have a noun version and a verb version, which makes them different. Did you notice that the nouns are all ce or cy, whilst the verbs are all se or sy?

6th-10th September spellings

 

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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