Spellings will be tested weekly. Children will be expected to include an increasing number of these words in their written school work. By Year 6, it is expected that all Year 3 and 4 words are now being spelled correctly with very few errors - I have collated the National Curriculum rules and word list and it is available below. On this list you can see which are the Y3/4 or Y5/6 words.
Children are able to use word mats, dictionaries and classroom resources to support their spelling during class work but not during spelling tests.
1) Homophone words
2) A big (and continuing) focus on the Y5/6 statutory words
Our test this week, and in following weeks, will be on words from our personal lists, the Y5/6 statutory words and words that we've learned during Y6.
Prefixes: aero- aqua- auto- bi- semi- super- tele- trans-
-cial / -tial
-cious and -tious
-ibly and -ably
-ible and -able
Of course, we're always working on the statutory word list too.