Year 5 English worksheets

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11+ vocabulary flashcards
Download our free 11+ flashcards to help boost your child's vocabulary and practise for the verbal reasoning tasks of the 11+ exams.
Year 5 English Challenge Pack
Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 5 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.

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Year 5 proofreading: formal and informal language
Billy has written a letter to try to persuade his local council that a new park is needed in the area. The language is very informal. Do you think his letter will be taken seriously? Your task is to keep the ideas in the letter the same but rewrite it using the more appropriate formal language that is needed when writing a persuasive letter to someone you don’t know.

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Y5 and Y6 tricky spelling words worksheet
Can you match up these tricky words to their correct definition? Use a dictionary to check if you’re not sure about their meaning, then use the Look, Cover, Write and Check method to learn to spell them.

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Y5 spelling: unstressed vowels worksheet
In these sentences, can you find the words with unstressed vowel sounds, underline them and circle the sound?

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Y5 and Y6 spelling wordsearch
Hidden in this wordsearch are some of the words from the Year 5/6 curriculum spelling list. Can you find them and highlight them?

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Spelling: double consonants revision worksheet
The spelling words below, from the Y5 and Y6 list, all include a double consonant. Can you cut out the cards and arrange them to make a whole word, matching the double consonant on the first card with the end sound on the second card?

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Proofreading: adding commas worksheet
Look at these list sentences. Can you correct them by replacing the word “and” with commas? Remember, you need to use “and” before the last item in the list.

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Proofreading: adding brackets worksheet
Can you edit and improve each of these sentences by adding brackets (also called parentheses)?

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Making new words with suffixes and prefixes worksheet
Look at the word list. Work out how many new words you can make by adding a prefix or suffix. Some of the words can have more than one prefix or suffix and be careful with the spelling as the words may change slightly!

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Improving writing with expanded noun phrases worksheet
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Expanded noun phrases improve a piece of writing by adding more information about the noun, making the text more interesting to read. Can you edit these sentences and improve them by matching them to one of the given expanded noun phrases?

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Apostrophes to mark contraction worksheet
This text includes lots of words that could be shortened and replaced with an apostrophe (for example, I have = I’ve). This is called contraction. Circle all the words that could be shortened and write in the contraction.
KS2 Easter activities pack cover
Get ready for some egg-y, chocolate-y, Easter-y fun! The KS2 Easter activities pack has plenty of themed maths, English and science learning opportunities to keep kids busy and learning over the spring break.
Festive fun activities for KS2
With Christmas lists to write, present-delivery schedules to work out, Grotto problems to solve and light and dark experiments to try this bumper pack of festive learning activities will keep your child engaged over the Christmas break.

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Book reviews activity pack
Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.

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Using pronouns worksheet
Can you add the pronouns below into the gaps in this passage from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter?

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Using formal and informal language worksheet
A formal letter and an informal letter has been cut up into pieces. Can you cut out the pieces and piece them back into two letters?

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Revise subject and verb agreement and verb tenses worksheet
This passage is about how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified dead bodies. Some verbs are in bold. Look at the subject of each of these verbs and also think about the tense they should be in (you may want to read the passage a few times first). Can you change the verbs so that they agree with their subjects and the tenses are correct?

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Changing verb tenses worksheet
Look at the following sentences. Each one needs to be rewritten into different tenses. Are you ready?

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Reading comprehension: the bride
Great Expectations is a novel written by Charles Dickens in 1861. In this passage the protagonist Pip visits an old lady who lives nearby, Miss Havisham. She was abandoned at the altar by the man she was about to marry and has spent the rest of her life indoors, still wearing her wedding dress.

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