Blue Group Spellings

Test Date: 12/09/18

(plurals – adding s to nouns; es to nouns ending s, x, ch, sh; changing y to i and adding es; add s to nouns when the letter before the y is a vowel)

Test Date: 19/09/18

(plurals for words ending ‘f’ and ‘fe’; change f to v and add es; nouns ending in o, add es)

Test Date: 26/09/18

(Prefix dis, un, over, im Each have a particular meaning: dis – reverse; un – not; over – above/more; im – opposite)

Test Date: 03/10/18

(using suffixes) *drop the e if the suffix begins with a vowel; keep the e if the suffix begins with a consonant – look out for the exceptions!

  1. stars
  2. plates
  3. horses
  4. clouds
  5. dishes
  6. torches
  7. bushes
  8. foxes
  9. babies
  10. cherries
  11. boys
  12. keys
  1. wolves
  2. scarves
  3. loaves
  4. calves
  5. knives
  6. cliffs (exception)
  7. chiefs (exception)
  8. volcanoes
  9. potatoes
  10. tomatoes
  11. hippos (exception)
  12. cellos (exception)
  13. cuckoos (exception)
  1. disappointed
  2. dissatisfied
  3. dissimilar
  4. unsure
  5. unnecessary
  6. unnatural
  7. overseas
  8. overrule
  9. overreact
  10. impatient
  11. immobile
  12. immovable
  1. judge
  2. judging
  3. judgement
  4. care
  5. careless
  6. caring
  7. cultivate
  8. cultivating
  9. cultivation
  10. alone
  11. lonely
  12. tune
  13. tuning
Test Date: 10/10/18

(using suffixes) * to add a suffix when the word ends with a y (but sounds like i in tin), change the y to i and add the suffix.

Test Date: 17/10/18

(maths and science words)

Test Date: 31/10/18

(ph words – ph come from the Greek language)

Test Date: 07/11/18

(tricky words 1)

  1. marry
  2. married
  3. marriage
  4. funny
  5. funnily
  6. funnier
  7. geology
  8. geological
  9. melody
  10. melodious
  11. bounty
  12. bountiful
  13. skill
  14. skilful
  1. addition
  2. subtraction
  3. multiplication
  4. division
  5. parallel
  6. horizontal
  7. vertical
  8. circumference
  9. evaporation
  10. condensation
  11. respiration
  12. apparatus
  13. laboratory
  1. graph
  2. pheasant
  3. phone
  4. photo
  5. physical
  6. alphabet
  7. dolphin
  8. elephant
  9. geography
  10. microphone
  11. pamphlet
  12. sphere
  1. familiar
  2. yacht
  3. amateur
  4. scissors
  5. wrist
  6. build
  7. thistle
  8. muscle
  9. guitar
  10. psychology
  11. pneumatic
  12. occupy
  13. embarrassed
  14. accommodation
  15. exaggeration
Test Date: 14/11/18

(Root words)

Test Date: 21/11/18

(word origins – different countries, names, languages, sounds, abbreviations)

Test Date: 28/11/18

(unstressed letter sounds)

Test Date: 5/12/18

(tricky words 2)

  1. bicycle
  2. aquarium
  3. aerodynamic
  4. supernatural
  5. microscope
  6. audience
  7. portable
  8. transfer
  9. primrose
  10. autograph
  11. geology
  12. prehistoric
  1. hoist
  2. easel
  3. burger
  4. blizzard
  5. okay
  6. café
  7. restaurant
  8. ballet
  9. kangaroo
  10. dingo
  11. kiwi
  12. pyjamas
  13. bungalow
  14. veranda
  1. family
  2. boundary
  3. raspberry
  4. listener
  5. different
  6. separate
  7. desperate
  8. factory
  9. generally
  10. generous
  11. government
  12. interesting
  1. committee
  2. communicate
  3. correspondence
  4. embarrass
  5. guarantee
  6. harass
  7. recommend
  8. occupation
  9. occur
  10. opportunity
  11. suggestion
Test Date: 12/12/18

(tricky words 3)

Test Date: 19/12/18

(geography and history words)

Test Date: 09/01/19

(ent, ence, at the end of a word)

Test Date: 16/01/19

(ant, ance at the end of a word)

  1. immediate
  2. community
  3. rough
  4. enough
  5. cough
  6. dough
  7. although
  8. thorough
  9. bought
  10. brought
  11. thoughtful
  12. plough

 

  1. castle
  2. parliament
  3. government
  4. document
  5. revolution
  6. longitude
  7. latitude
  8. ocean
  9. peninsular
  10. island
  11. location
  12. settlement
  13. country
  14. county
  15. archaeology
  1. silent
  2. silence
  3. exist
  4. existence
  5. evident
  6. evidence
  7. convenient
  8. convenience
  9. excellent
  10. different
  11. difference
  12. environment
  1. distant
  2. distance
  3. assistant
  4. assistance
  5. important
  6. importance
  7. relevant
  8. relevance
  9. nuisance
  10. restaurant
  11. hindrance

 

Test Date: 23/01/19

(silent letters)

Test Date: 30/01/19

(silent letters)

Test Date: 06/02/19

(useful connectives)

Test Date: 13/02/19

(Homophones – need to understand the difference in the meaning of the words)

  1. thumb
  2. subtle
  3. debt
  4. solemn
  5. autumn
  6. column
  7. castle
  8. listen
  9. mortgage
  1. knight
  2. kneel
  3. knuckle
  4. wreckage
  5. wrinkle
  6. swordfish
  7. answer
  8. scenery
  9. scissors
  10. resign
  1. meanwhile
  2. furthermore
  3. therefore
  4. however
  5. nonetheless
  6. alternatively
  7. although
  8. nevertheless
  9. whereas
  10. consequently
  1. break
  2. brake
  3. threw
  4. through
  5. source
  6. sauce
  7. site
  8. sight
  9. allowed
  10. aloud
  11. waste
  12. waist
  13. peace
  14. piece
Test Date: 27/02/19

(Near Homophones/homophones – need to understand the difference in the meaning of the words)

Test Date: 06/03/19

(er, or, ar at the end of a word)

Test Date: 13/03/19

(ery, ory, ary at the end of a word

Test Date: 20/03/19

(tricky words 4)

  1. advise
  2. advice
  3. devise
  4. device
  5. affect
  6. effect
  7. compliment
  8. complement
  9. practice
  10. practise
  11. license
  12. licence
  1. computer
  2. newspaper
  3. customer
  4. soldier
  5. shoulder
  6. burglar
  7. calendar
  8. popular
  9. particular
  10. similar
  11. interior
  12. superior
  13. calculator
  14. radiator
  1. mystery
  2. discovery
  3. cemetery
  4. necessary
  5. ordinary
  6. secretary
  7. library
  8. burglary
  9. story
  10. factory
  11. category
  12. history
  1. competition
  2. explanation
  3. profession
  4. pronunciation
  5. persuasion
  6. communication
  7. especially
  8. incidentally
  9. frequently
Test Date: 27/03/19 (Year 5s only)

(tricky words 5)

Test Date: 03/04/19

(tricky words 6)

Test Date: 24/04/19

(a plus double letters)

Test Date: 01/05/19

(ie and ei words) *i comes before e except after c or when the sound is not ee

  1. immediately
  2. sincerely
  3. faithfully
  4. equipment
  5. development
  6. embarrassment
  7. disastrous
  8. marvellous
  9. mischievous
  1. stomach
  2. criticise
  3. prejudice
  4. privilege
  5. leisure
  6. soldier
  7. vehicle
  8. hinderance
  9. foreign
  10. queue
  1. announce
  2. anniversary
  3. applaud
  4. attached
  5. assembly
  6. attention
  7. accommodate
  8. accompany
  9. according
  10. aggressive
  11. appreciate
  12. apparent
  1. belief
  2. hygiene
  3. believe
  4. patient
  5. achieve
  6. receive
  7. perceive
  8. either
  9. protein
  10. rein
  11. sufficient (exception)
  12. ancient (exception)
Test Date: 08/05/19

(unstressed vowel sounds)

Test Date: 15/05/19 (Year 5s only)

(tricky words 7)

Test Date: 22/05/19 (Year 5s only)

(ICT words)

Test Date: 05/06/19 (Year 5s only)

(tricky words 8)

  1. explanatory
  2. environment
  3. secretary
  4. jewellery
  5. poisonous
  6. company
  7. desperate
  8. definitely
  9. difference
  10. voluntary
  11. reference
  12. temperature
  1. conscience
  2. bruise
  3. variety
  4. bargain
  5. awkward
  6. desperate
  7. definite
  8. average
  9. rhyme
  10. rhythm
  1. computer
  2. Wi-Fi
  3. electronic
  4. hardware
  5. software
  6. gigabytes
  7. internet
  8. download
  9. memory
  10. spredsheet
  11. virus
  12. mouse
  1. controversy
  2. available
  3. curiosity
  4. determined
  5. conscious
  6. signature
  7. beginning
  8. interrupt
  9. identity
  10. nuisance
Test Date: 12/06/19 (Year 5s only)

(using a dictionary)

     
  1. letters
  2. words
  3. vowel
  4. consonant
  5. order
  6. alphabet
  7. dictionary
  8. definition
  9. origin
  10. meaning
  11. guide
  12. abbreviation