Key Stage 2 Spellings

Learning Spellings

On this page you will find information on the lists of words that pupils across Key Stage 2 are expected to spell and use in their work.

In Week 1, four new spellings will be sent home. We would like you to help your child to learn them. These spellings will be tested in class (maybe in the form of a test or dictation).

In Week 2, another four spellings will be sent home to be learnt. The next test will be on these four spellings and the four spellings from Week 1.

In week 3, another four new spellings will be sent home and the children will be tested on twelve spellings.

It will carry on like this for 5 weeks, meaning that the children will be tested on 20 spellings in that week.

The cycle will then begin again with the next four words.

What words will be tested?

Spellings will be selected from the following lists:

Year 3 & 4 (pupils will be expected to spell these words by the end of Year 4)
 

accident

actual

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight

eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess

possible

potatoes

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

therefore

though

although

thought

through

various

weight

woman

women

 

 

Year 5 & 6 (pupils will be expected to spell these words by the end of Year 6)

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

Ancient

apparent

appreciate

attached

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

cemetery

committee

communicate

community

competition

conscience

conscious

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise

curiosity

definite

desperate

determined

develop

dictionary

disastrous

embarrass

environment

equipment

equipped

especially

exaggerate

excellent

existence

explanation

familiar

foreign

forty

frequently

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

identity

immediate

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

recommend

relevant

restaurant

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

signature

sincerely

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

 
How can you help your child learn their spellings?

  • Look in your child’s home school book for their spellings.
  • Ask your child to write the spellings out
  • Ask your child to say them to you.
  • A lot of the words they cannot ‘sound out’ – ask the children to say the name of the letters.
  • Ask them to write the words in the sky.
  • Sing them
  • Practise in the bath, on the way to school or any other spare 5 minutes.
  • Write them out in bubble writing, rainbow colours, on the fridge with magnetic letters.
  • Please remember to go over the ones already done in previous weeks.
  • Look for the words when you are out and about.
  • See if you can spot any of the spellings when you are reading together.
  • Praise your child often.