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Year 5 Spellings

Year 5 Spellings

Year 5 spelling words to help children. Includes common, tricky & exception words. National curriculum friendly.

Year 5 Spelling Worksheets

As part of the national curriculum, Year 5 children will be tested on their spelling of high frequence words and common exception words, sometimes called 'tricky words' or 'red words'.

In a typical national curriculum spelling test, a teacher will read out 10-20 words. They will read the word out and then give an example use of the word within a sentence. Children will then be expected to spell the word correctly on their answer paper.

Below are our free Year 5 Spellings, a spelling list of over 700 words to help your child. This list includes the words specified in the national curriculum, high frequence words, common exception words and hundreds more selected by Exam Ninja.

This is easily the most comprehensive Year 5 Spelling List available. You won't find this list on Twinkl!

Our advice is to carefully work through these Year 5 spellings. Try to understand how the words are spelt and try the “look, cover, write and check” strategy to master them.

Year 5 Spellings

diction imbalance cellophane you smuggler nation sensibly
galas guilty delicious island stomach substantial tooth
cover quiet cynic medic principal doubtful toleration
original cynical doubt assist hesitant cyst obey
ancient gnus blue certain wolves assent leisure
forcible consideration carriage anacondas comfortable tale voluntary
compromise critic deafening yew government serial profit
partial cuckoos messenger pain antennae beech explosion
fearful necessary recommend stare stationery vicious parliament
cellos criticise equipped celebrity foreign igloos ought
marvellous queue heroism controversy some licence desert
reduction confidential offering receipt dough principle trying
education dependable plenty heaviest practice heroic thorough
yield fought variation embarrass transference decimal centre
hesitancy sofas immediately public circumnavigate discussion profession
sincerely plain substance excellent medication mouthful emus
careful rhythm Scottish carrying self heavier pronunciation
replying bruise road neighbour blew category occupy
half circumstance thank assistance enjoyable altar interest
tomatoes prepare arithmetic proceed cellar grieves flour
incident passenger proportion replicate oppression action decision
comprehension complement selves rain property confident scent
dangerous allying carrier electrical literacy ally prettiest
cautious medieval philanthropy revolution preference reliable immediate
skis aisle perceive assistant interested try distribution
operate colour formal protein Italy independent geese
horribly circus buffaloes approved bridal pour happily
devotion thief pumas tolerance frightening deer prophesy
tolerant observance symbol prettily temperature emptiness harmful
especially definite prejudice mistaken through wary physical
extra missionary variable piece discos niece decisive
license further circuit cinema obedient tried politician
their mischief take transferred medical weight recognise
plane sent vehicle expectant memorable ceiling solemn
cyclist ambitious supplier system sun phoney passage
pizzas determined literate compliment forty patios notion
isle professional gurus hesitation steel led mischievous
infectious visibly quay yacht preferring unbalanced definitely
poisonous discipline abdominal plough guarantee discovery curiosity
antenna electric centipede umbrellas pretty familiar lightning
considerable tolerably hero corgis imprisoned vein women
volcanoes pity device programme fear disapprove adorable
morning cargoes teeth risottos heavy direction hindrance
seen shriek sew interfere dictionary package freedom
physics reign armour explanatory devise deceive precede
difference soldier armadillos considerably tremble equip language
sum reference lie though supply transferring children
cyanide cent echoes exaggerate light board different
fiestas emptier persuade circulation circular enough draft
muscle supplied hopeful cement medicine equipment balancing
independence thankful wolf honour recite cereal allied
thought height happiness cooperation carpet grate rode
description disastrous optician receive general replica flavour
cell stationary tail sell decent sufficient pack
doctor companion peace suspicious supplicant dear rough
machine carried farther phantom celebrate boastful conscious
widening torpedoes possibly extension tolerable pharmacy adorably
shoulder animal actor kangaroos fraction opposition community
mangoes existence disgrace guessed knight mouse happiest
woman citizen disinterest passed grief halves imprisonment
physician obeyed terrible bananas lacy heavily restaurant
prophet bravery predict plentiful goose childhood mice
fierce accident nought packet secretary privilege preposterous
borough foundation trial butcher mouth constitution pierce
interrupt bough balance effect key pane innocence
malicious generally prove knife session taboos stair
patient promotion frequently twelfth areas replied electrician
decency flattery circumference family bargain Wednesday incidental
changeable cabbage pheasant hope sow chapattis emptied
calf happier essential calve competition machinery company
draught alliance lotion saunas friend neither observation
dessert innocent fictitious position separate nuisance intuition
beach communicate cinnamon precious transfusion dissent mission
discover lightening vain adoration prophecy harm who’s
pass brief cypress empty field identity committee
quarrel machinist nutritious child chief referred photograph
sacrifice referring explanation expectation preferred disobey ugliest
noticeable demonstration buy banjos referral Spain impatient
opportunity environment father individual brought herd happy
reply descent publication hour steal prettier official
delighted magician observant petition collision confidence act
sincere mourning dominoes heroes boundary favour phenomena
harass lottery sought artificial develop civil varying
knives frequent fried beautiful disobedient cameras signature
understandable pianos guest carry ewe confusion thistle
decide wrought discovered cough weird cyclone desperate
fiery packed suggest miserable rhyme contribution whose
illiterate hospital bored percussion applicably generous mercy
possession primary easily hare boast sensible shield
radios equator correspond possible relevant occur referee
convenience factors pitiful obedience heir thieves rumour
literature conceive son fiction great night rein
either heaviness visible ascent two bridle pier
vary rowed electrically variety lead beauty conscience
hair horrible lamb replication past phew motion
cylinder frequency too legible heaven emptiest prison
made pollution Germany kiwis emotion scene reasonable
weary varied heard review special mistake maid
vegetable cooperative alter tough incredible passion pie