Your Spelling Rule- homophones
Some words can be pronounced in the same way but have different spellings depending on their meaning. These words are called homophones. For next week’s test, please ensure you know the difference in spelling and meaning of the two homophones in each sentence below. However, you will only be tested on the five words highlighted in bold.
Your Spelling Words in sentences
- aisle (As in, ‘Walking down an aisle.’)
- isle (As in, ‘The Isle of Wight.’)
- herd (As in, ‘A herd of cows.’)
- heard (As in, ‘I heard a strange noise.’)
- allowed (As in, ‘Are you allowed out to play?’)
- aloud (As in, ‘You should be reading aloud at home at least four times per week.’)
- effect (As in, ‘You have created a nice effect with the pantbrush.’)
- affect (As in, ‘I was affected by the upsetting news.’)
- passed (As in, ‘I walked passed the park on my way to school.’)
- past (As in, ‘In history lessons we learn about the past.’)
Please learn your spellings ready for a test on Thursday 14th November.
Times tables- TT Rockstars
In school next week you will be practising your 5 and 6 times tables. The main focus is on increasing your mental recall speed for these times tables facts. You can practise at home by logging on to TT Rockstars and earning coins for each times table fact you answer correctly.
You should ensure you are reading to an adult at home at least 4 times a week and record this in your home school diary. Remember, if you read four times each week, your name will be put into a lucky dip to win a prize. Also, 20 reads = one housepoint!
Home school diaries
Please make sure home school diaries are signed each week. Home school diaries should be in school each day as they are often used to share informal messages and test results will be recorded in them each week. In year five, we check and sign home school diaries each Friday.