Welcome to the Year Five Spelling Page
Accurate spelling is a pivotal part of life and so it is important that we practise these on a regular basis. Below are some different activities you can try at home, as well as links to other important pages.
Remember: Perseverance is key
Strategies for learning spellings:
Auditory strategies involving the ear and mouth
The English language has 42 sounds but only 26 letters in the alphabet, so the sound a letter makes depends on other letters around it. Therefore it is important to think about using other strategies. There are ways in which you can use sound to help you spell.
Visual strategies involving the eye and hand
Learning strategies based on mind and method
Fun Ways to Learn
Paint It! - use a paintbrush and paint to spell words.
Reverse Chalk Writing (aka Water Writing) Use chalk to cover the chalkboard and have your child use a paintbrush dipped in water to write their words over it.
Type It! - Type your spellings on a keypad.
Pavement painting- go outside and spell your words using sidewalk chalk. Just taking the spelling practice outside makes it more fun.
Trace - Ask an adult to write the word out and then trace it.
Shaving Cream - Make a thin layer of shaving cream on a tray and use a paintbrush or better yet a fingertip to spell out the words.
Coffee Filters & Markers - let your child write the words using markers on coffee filters. Once you are all done, hand them a spray bottle of water and let them turn their spelling practice into art!
Other Hand - if you are right handed write your words using your left hand, if you are left handed write words using your right hand.
Window Writing - use Crayola Window Markers and write words on windows or sliding glass doors. They wash off easily and writing on windows or doors is so much more fun than boring old paper.
Scrabble Spelling - use scrabble pieces to build words. Work out the scrabble amount for each word.
Shower Spelling - Write your spellings on the glass screen in the shower.
Sing -Sing each letter of your spellings
Rap - Rap your spellings