English / Year 5 / Language / Phonics and word knowledge

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words (ACELA1513)

Elaborations
  • talking about how suffixes change over time and new forms are invented to reflect changing attitudes to gender, for example policewoman or salesperson
  • using knowledge of known words and base words to spell new words, for example the spelling and meaning connections between ‘vision’, ‘television’ and ‘revision’
  • learning that many complex words were originally hyphenated but are now written without a hyphen, for example ‘uncommon, ‘renew’, ‘email’ and ‘refine’
  • applying knowledge of spelling generalisations to spell new words, for example ‘suitable’, ‘likeable’ and ‘collapsible’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Word formation,  Language conventions,  Morphemes,  Spelling

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