Brunswick Primary School

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Spellings Year 6
Based on Support for Spelling and the National Curriculum 2014 
Support for spelling is a fantastic programme which is available to view online and has some great ideas which support the teaching of spelling in schools.

 

Support for Spelling Objectives

NC 2014 links

Autumn Term 1

To embed the use of independent spelling strategies for spelling unfamiliar words.

Key Words
attached, available, awkward, environment, existence, interfere, interrupt, necessary, suggest, temperature.

Statutory expectations to cover
Homophones and words which are often confused.

New NC with examples
advice-advise, device-devise, licence-license, practice-practise, prophecy – prophesy

 

NB. Resources in support for spelling

NB. In these pairs of words:

advice-advise, device-devise, licence-license, practice-practise, prophecy – prophesy
Nouns end –ce and verbs end –se.

Advice and advise provide a useful clue as the word advise is pronounced with a ‘z’ sound which could not be spelt ‘c’

Autumn Term 2

Investigate the meaning and spelling of connectives

Key Words
conscience, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, equip, equipped, equipment.
Statutory expectations to cover
Homophones and words which are often confused.

New NC with examples
Aisle, isle, aloud, allowed, affect, effect, alter, altar, ascent, assent, bridal, bridle, cereal, serial, compliment, complement, descent, dissent, desert, dessert, draft, draught

 

NB. Resources in support for spelling

 

Spring 1

To revise and extend word on spelling patterns for unstressed vowels and consonants in polysyllabic words.

Key Words

exaggerate, explanation, foreign, guarantee, immediate,
immediately, leisure, lightning, nuisance, parliament
Statutory expectations to cover
Words ending in –ant, -ance/-ancy, -ent, -ence/-ency.

New NC with examples
Observant, observance, (observation), expectant,
(expectation), hesitant, hesitancy, (hesitation), tolerant,
tolerance, (toleration), substance, (substantial)
Innocent, innocence, decent, decency, frequent, frequency,
confident, confidence, (confidential), assistant, assistance,
obedient, obedience, independent, independence.

 

NB. Resources in support for spelling

NB. Rules
Use –ant and –ance/–ancy if there is a related word with a /æ/ or /e␣/ sound in the right position;; –ation endings are often a clue.

Use –ent and –ence/–ency after soft c (/s/ sound), soft g (/d␣/ sound) and qu, or if there is a related word with a clear /␣/
sound in the right position.
There are many words, however, where the above guidance does not help. These words just have to be learnt.

Spring 2

To use what is know about prefixes and suffixes to transform words.

Key Words

prejudice, vehicle, recommend, sincere, sincerely, privilege,
yacht, profession, stomach, restaurant, sacrifice.
Statutory expectations to cover
New NC with examples

 

NB. Resources in support for spelling

 

Summer 1

To spell unfamiliar words to use what is known of spelling patterns and word families.

Key Words
pronunciation, secretary, signature, sufficient.

Statutory expectations to cover
New NC with examples

 

NB. Resources in support for spelling

 

Summer 2

To revise and use word roots, prefixes and suffixes as a support for spelling.

Key Words

Revise all year 5-6 words

 

NB. Resources in support for spelling