Spelling – Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum word list

“Phonic knowledge should continue to underpin spelling after key stage 1; teachers should still draw pupils’ attention to GPCs that do and do not fit in with what has been taught so far. Increasingly, however, pupils also need to understand the role of morphology and etymology.”

Department for Education (2014) The National Curriculum. English Appendix 1: Spelling. [Online].

In addition to the spelling objectives, the National Curriculum provides statutory word lists for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6.  Please find the Year 5 and 6 word list arranged by sound (to assist the teaching of sound-spelling correspondences beyond KS1).

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Click here to download the revised national curriculum for Year 5 and 6 word list

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