Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Spelling and Maths Facts – Year 5

Autumn Term First Half 2017

 The first box of spellings are to be learned by the spelling group – the second box is the main class list (although I highly recommend revising the words in the first box too)!

Date to be tested on


Times Table Focus

IXL activity

Thurs 14th Sept

Spelling Group High Frequency Words


said, they, for, with, are, what, there


6 times table

Circles – Year 3

B1, B2,

Squares – Year 4

B9, A9, P1

Triangles 1 – Year 5 A1, A2, A7

and for further challenge…– Year 6 A1, A2, A6


Words ending in the ‘zh’ sound:


closure, treasure, measure, pleasure, enclosure

Thurs 21st Sept

Spelling Group High Frequency Words


went, like, were, little, down, when, looked


7 times table

Circles – Year 3 B5, B6

Squares – Year 6 A8, A9, A10


Triangles – Year 6 A8, A9, A10




peace, piece, main, mane, fare, fair

Thurs 28th Sept

Spelling Group High Frequency Words


come, children, from, just, now, people, your


8 times table

Circles – Year 3 A2, A3, A5

Squares – Year 4 A7

Triangles 1 – Year 5 A5

and for further challenge… – Year 6 A5


‘ei’, ‘ou’ and ‘ch’ words:


eight, grey, weigh, young, country, does, chef, brochure, parachute, machine

Thurs 5th Oct

Spelling Group High Frequency Words


could, too, made, called, here, off, asked, saw

9 times table

Circles – Year 3

A11 A12

Squares – Year 5 A6, D2

Triangles 1 – Year 5 A6, D2, D8

and for further challenge… – Year 6 C8, H1



‘ture’ words:


mixture, adventure, capture, feature, moisture, nature, picture, vulture

Thurs 12th Oct

Spelling Group High Frequency Words


water, away, want, over, how, going, where, would


11 times table

Circles – Year 3, AA.4, AA.8, AA.1

Squares – Year 4, G.12, G.14, H.9, H.10

Triangles – Year 5, D.2, D.4, D.14, D.16

‘gu-’ words:

guide, guitar, guard, guidebook, guest, guardian, guarantee, guava


Thurs 19th Oct

Spelling Group High Frequency Words


took, school, think, home, who, didn’t,

know, bear

12 times table

Circles – Year 4, H.1, H.5, H.7

 Squares – Year 4, E.2, E.7, L.1, K.11, I.5

Triangles – Year 5, D.19, D.20, D.21

Possessive apostrophe with plurals:

*words and sentences shall be generated during the teaching of this spelling rule in class. You may wish to use this time to practise single/plural apostrophe use with your child.*





Spelling and Times Tables

Your child will participate in a spelling/times table test on the dates stated above. They will be tested on all words/tables; however, the order in which the words/tables are read out will vary from week to week.

Here are some suggestions to help your child learn their spellings:

  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Trace, copy and replicate – a similar process to look, say, cover, write, check but is about developing automaticity and muscle memory
  • Segmentation – splitting the word into its relevant phonemes
  • Drawing around the word to show the shape – making a clear distinction in size where there are ascenders and descenders
  • Drawing a related image around the word – linking meaning to tricky or technical words so that they become more memorable
  • Words without vowels – taking the vowels out of spellings and asking your child to insert them
  • Pyramid words – writing words out a letter at a time (and then reversing the process so that you end up with a diamond)
  • Clapping and counting to identify the syllables
  • Rainbow writing – using coloured pencils to highlight the tricky parts of a word
  • Saying the word in a funny way – for example, pronouncing the ‘silent’ letters in a word


Maths Homework Online – IXL

This year, children will complete their maths homework using the new school home learning and school assessment tool, IXL.  Children’s allocated homework will be based on their learning that week. The number of problems and skills to be practised will be set by the class teacher, along with a minimum pass mark. It is expected that you supervise your child’s use of IXL, as completion of maths homework will be monitored weekly.

Individual login and password details for IXL will be distributed by the class teacher. It is advised that you keep these somewhere safe, but please do let the class teacher know if they are misplaced as soon as possible.

 Reading Tasks and Comprehension 

For home learning this year the children will be required to complete a weekly reading comprehension task. The first few weeks of the year will be based around the children using particular sections of their reading records and reflecting on particular books, chapters or extracts. Beyond this, a reading comprehension task will be set on a weekly basis and then marked together in class the following week.

It is important that these tasks are completed on time as this will impact on the children's learning time in the classroom. 

The first task will be set on Friday 15th September. I will go through the new format with the children and guide them through the new format and what is expected.