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Pine spellings

Pine will be tested on the statutory spellings on a weekly basis. We will revisit the spellings termly.

Pine are given many different strategies to learn their spellings. Corrections are also done using 'LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK'

Spring term spellings

Pine spellings 27th February and 6th March

Children who achieve 17 or less will be retested on Wednesday.

Pine spellings Wednesday 1st February

Pine dictation Monday 20th February (retest Wednesday 22nd)

Year 4 dictation

From being very young Joe had a natural talent for riding a bicycle. On his eighth birthday, he wasn’t just  given a regular kid’s bike, but a five star stunt bike made from lightweight material, perfect for doing stunts and jumps. Luckily, just opposite his house was a skate park, so he trained at length to be the best rider he could be. Over the years, he had many injuries, including cuts and bruises. Five separate broken bones; not to mention the time he lost his front teeth. I suppose that’s what could happen if you try to do a full circle in mid-air!

Year 5/6

I want to make a formal complaint about my new vehicle, and the less than excellent service that I have received from your company. I have a five-year guarantee certificate with your secretary’s signature that isn’t worth the paper it is on. I had to sacrifice a lot of luxuries to be able to afford your expensive category, but as soon as I drove off from the showroom a symbol appeared on the dashboard to say there was a fault with the engine management system; a fault that now keeps happening again and again. Although your service staff have offered me their sincere apologies, they have not got the relevant skills to fix  it. You really need to develop their expertise to better equip them with dealing with these kinds of issues.Spellings - February 1st

Year 4 spellings :-

natural

bicycle

eighth

regular

material

opposite

length

separate

mention

suppose

decide

decide

circle

Year 5/6 words

vehicle

excellent

guarantee

signature

secretary

sacrifice

category

symbol

system

sincere

relevant

develop

equip

 

 

 

Year 4 spellings :-

natural

bicycle

eighth

regular

material

opposite

length

separate

mention

suppose

decide

decide

circle

Year 5/6 words

vehicle

excellent

guarantee

signature

secretary

sacrifice

category

symbol

system

sincere

relevant

develop

equip

 

 

 

Pine spellings Monday 23rd January

The spellings will be on Monday 23rd January next week as the whole class are being retested on last week’s spellings. The dictation will be on Wednesday 25th!

Year 5/6

existence  harass hindrance  familiar familiar   interrupt  programme  soldier  rhyme  bruise  dictionary  sufficient  neighbour  leisure

 

My little sister Tess is an absolute pain! Her whole existence is based on the need to harass me and be a hindrance in my life. Mum always mutters the familiar phrase, “Leave her alone, she’s only three.” But she gets away with everything! How would Mum like it if Tess were always to interrupt her favourite TV programme, pinch her last toast soldier when she was eating her breakfast , or deliberately repeat the same annoying nursery rhyme over and over while she tried to play on her computer. Just last week she kicked me so hard that I had a massive bruise on my leg AND scribbled in a dictionary that I borrowed from school. But she still didn’t get in trouble! I think that I have sufficient grounds to leave home. I might even move in with our neighbour then I might get some leisure time without her annoying me. I’d only miss her a little bit.

Year 4

early      eight   fruit   height   continue    purpose   potatoes   peculiar     minute   weight    answer   caught 

Early one morning, Jodie set off to visit her friend with eight delicious pieces of fruit in a basket, which she carried above her head. In the height of the sun, Jodie was tired, but she knew that she must continue. So she walked on with purpose and felt thankful that she wasn’t carrying heavy potatoes. Just then, Jodie noticed something peculiar. With every passing minute, the weight of the basket was getting lighter and lighter. What was happening? Jodie suddenly knew the answer when she caught sight of the naughty animals behind her, who were all chomping on her fruit!

Pine spellings - Monday December 12th

 

Year 4 Year 5/ 6
  1. exercise
  2. guide
  3. arrive
  4. exercise
  5. thought
  6. perhaps
  7. library
  8. particularly
  9. quarter
  10. grammar
  11. certain
  12. country
  13. ordinary
  14. experiment
  15. therefore
  16. difficult
  17. question
  18. various
  19. address
  20. business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.   twelfth
  2. immediately
  3. sincerely
  4. curiosity
  5. language
  6. appreciate
  7. muscle
  8. variety
  9. communicate
  10. prejudice
  11. parliament
  12. restaurant
  13. occupy
  14. temperature
  15. possess
  16. accidentally
  17. nuisance
  18. yacht
  19. explanation
  20. especially

 

Year 5/6 Dictation   Monday 16th January

Twelfth Night is a marvellous comedy, written by Shakespeare. The play begins when a brother and sister, set off on a disastrous journey to sea. During a dreadful lightning storm, their yacht is destroyed and they both immediately think that the other has drowned.

As the sister is washed up in a strange community, she doesn’t feel safe, so she hides her true identity and pretends to be male. Unknown to her, her brother is on the other side of the island safe and well. Many awkward events occur after that when many islanders confuse the pair of them. People do not recognise them and think that they’re the same person. The play ends in controversy when they both reveal their true self.

Spelling words – Wednesday January 18th (year 5/6)

existence  harass hindrance  familiar interrupt  programme  soldier  rhyme  bruise  dictionary  sufficient  neighbour  leisure

Year 4 dictation (revision) – Monday 16th January

Although Boris never meant to do naughty things, many people would describe him as probably the most badly behaved boy on Earth. Today, Boris had ‘accidentally’ broken his dad’s favourite possession, the glass plate he won when he used to play rugby. Therefore, Boris was not looking forward to dad coming home as he was certain that he would get the telling off of the century.

Spelling words – Wednesday January 18th (year 4)

early      eight   fruit   height   continue    purpose   potatoes   peculiar     minute   weight    answer   caught 

 

Year 5/6 Dictation   Monday December 5th

I would definitely recommend the new French restaurant in town and it was a great privilege to go there last night to celebrate my birthday. We were very lucky that they could accommodate us as they were very busy and we were given the last available table. We soon realised that the menu was written in a different language, but luckily the waiter helped us with the tricky pronunciation of the French dishes. I ordered a bowl of vegetable stew which I could not criticise in any way - it was far from average (in fact I would have described it as delicious!) If you are a fan of French food, I would visit at your earliest convenience. The staff there really appreciate your custom and I am definite that you won't be disappointed.

Year 4 Dictation

The Trooping of the Colour parade is held every year to honour The Queen's actual birthday, celebrate Her Majesty's reign and to help us remember that she is one of the most important women in the world. On the day of the parade, the centre of London is brought to a complete stanstill when a group of royal guards guide the royal family through the busy streets. When they arrive back, a number of RAF planes perform a flyby exercise and pass straight over the skies of Buckingham Palace.

Spellings Wednesday 7th December

Year 5/6 spellings

existence   harass    hindrance    familiar    interrupt    programme   rhyme   bruise   dictionary   sufficient   neighbour    leisure 

 

Year 4 Spellings

early  eight   fruit  height   continue  purpose   potatoes   peculiar   minute   weight  answer   caught

 

Year 5/6 spellings

Wednesday 2nd November

twelfth

marvellous

disastrous

lightning

yacht

immediately

community

identity

awkward

occur

variety

recognise

controversy

Year 5/6 dictation - Monday November 7th

The Twelfth Night is a marvellous comedy written by William Shakespeare. The play begins when twins, Sebastian and Viola, set off on a disastrous journey to sea. During a terrible lightening storm, their yacht is destroyed and they both immediately think that the other has drowned. Viola is washed up in a strange community, so to feel safe, she conceals her real identity and pretends to be a young man. Meanwhile, on another part of the island, Sebastian is found safe and well. From the on, many awkward incidents occur when a variety of the other characters confuse Viola and her brother- people don't recognise them and think they are the same person! The play ends in controversy when Viola reveals herself as a woman.

Wednesday 23rd November

forty

foreign

committee

parliament

correspond

communicate

suggest

government

accompany

opportunity

environment

prejudice

occupy

 Monday 28th November

Year 5/6 dictation

The EU is a group of almost forty foreign countries, who have formed a special committee to make important decisions. There are 751 members of the european parliament (or MEPs) from all over Europe, who meet in the main EU building in Brussels. It is a MEPs job to correspond with people from their own country and communicate their views in important meetings. They are also able to suggest ideas will benefit their home country. Sometimes members of the UK government will accompany the MEPs to Brussels to give them an opportunity to discuss important decisions about the environment or prejudice issues. Currently, the UK occupy 73 seats in the EU meetings.

Wednesday 9th November

mischievous

apparent

conscience

equipment

competition

bargain

queue

explanation

attached

nuisance

embarrass

especially

muscle

Year 5/6 dictation - Monday November 14th

Amy would have always described herself as mischievous but this time it was quickly becoming apparent to her that she had gone too far. This time she was finding it hard to live with her guilty conscience. When she had tinkered with the equipment before the school sports day competition, she didn’t bargain on causing such chaos! Now there was a queue of angry children, parents and teachers wanting an explanation as to why there were banana skins on the running track, holes cut in the bottom of the sack race sacks and glue attached to the headteacher’s chair. Amy hadn’t meant to be a nuisance or to embarrass anyone, especially not her friends. But now the head teacher had pulled a muscle trying to get unstuck, she was surely going to have detention for years to come!

Wednesday 30th November

recommend

restaurant

privilege

accommodate

language

pronunciation

vegetable

criticise

average

convenience

appreciate

definite

 Monday December 5th

Year 5/6 dictation

I would definitely recommend the new French restaurant in town and it was a great privilege to go there last night to celebrate my birthday. We were very lucky that they could accomodate us as they were very busy and we were given the last available table. We soon realised that the menu was in a different language, but luckily the waiter helped us with the tricky pronunciation of the French dishes. I ordered a bowl of vegetable stew which I could not criticise in any way - it was far from average (in fact I would have described it as delicious.) If you are a fan of French food, I would visit at your earliest convenience. The staff there really appreciate your custon and it is definite that you won't be disappointed.

Year 4 spellings

Wednesday 16th November

cemetery

ancient

shoulder

immediate

temperature

stomach

rhythm

interfere

conscious

equipped

exaggerate

curiosity

sincerely

Year 5/6 dictation - Monday November 21st

As a cold wind swept over the eerie cemetery and ancient gravestones, Ben looked over his shoulder in fear. Was he in any immediate danger? The temperature seemed to suddenly drop along with Ben's stomach. The rhythm of his heart quickened and began to interfere with his breathing. He was suddenly very conscious that he was alone, still at least a mile from home and that he wasn't equipped to fight a ghost or ghoul on his own. His friends would always exaggerate their stories about the Lost Souls Graveyard. Now tonight, Ben's curiosityhad got the better of him and he'd risk taking the shortcut straight through.Right now though, he sincerely wished he hadn't.

Wednesday 2nd November

although

naughty

describe

probably

Earth

accidentally

favourite

possession

therefore

forward

certain

century

Wednesday 23rd November

recent

quarter

often

island

increase

build

consider

ordinary

possess

address

experiment

disappear

Monday 21st November

Year 4 dictation

Richard Branson is perhaps one of the richest men in the world. His success didn't happen by accident - without question he has worked very hard to be in his position. Branson actually left school at 16 with no particular skills. In fact, his old head teacher, Mr Drayson, thought it was very possible that he would end up in prison! Richard made a promise to himself to prove Mr Drayson wrong, which he did. Through various business ventures he is now a happy and successful billionaire.

Wednesday 9th November

February

famous

believe

century

occasion

library

though

difficult

learn

grammar

knowledge

sentence

Monday 7th November

Year 4 DICTATION

Although she never meant to do naughty things, people would always describe Kelly as probably the clumsiest girl on Earth. Today Kelly had just accidentally broken her mum's favourite possession, the ugly vase that stood on top of the fireplace. Therefore, she wasn't looking forward to mum coming homeas Kelly was certain she would get the telling off of the century.

Monday 28th November

Year 4 dictation

A recent study suggests that one quarter of the world's population still live without any electricity. Often this is within the world's poorest countries or if you live on a very remote island. The UN are trying to increase the number of people who have access to power, but it will take many years to build up the supply. Just consider what your ordinary life would be like if you didn't possess electricity at your home address. Why not conduct an experiment and try to live electricity- free for a day? How would you cope if your TVs, tablets and computers were to disappear for a whole 24 hours?

Wednesday 16th November

perhaps

accident

question

position

actually

particular

thought

possible

promise

through

various

business

Monday 14th November

YEAR 4 DICTATION

On 7th February we celebrate the work of Charles Dickens as it was the day that the famous author was born in 1812.  Many people believe that Dickens was the most famous writer of the 19th century. To mark the occasion why not visit your local library and borrow one of his books. Though the language within them is sometimes difficult to understand, reading one of his novels will surely help you to learn more about grammar and gain knowledge on complex sentence structures.

Wednesday 30th November

Year 4 spellings

actual

reign

remember

women

centre

complete

group

guards

guide

arrive

exercise

straight