Year 5 English worksheets

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Reading comprehension: The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson
Read this extract from The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson then carefully answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie
Read this extract from Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie then carefully answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: more Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Read this second extract from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde and then answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Read this passage from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde then carefully answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre
First read this extract from Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre, then carefully answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Carefully read this passage from Sara Crewe, an early version of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, then answer the questions.

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Re-ordering words to make sentences worksheet
Each of these groups of words makes up a sentence. Can you re-order them to reveal the sentence? You could cut the words out to help you.

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Logic puzzles worksheet
Get your thinking hat on and see if you can work out these two logic puzzles. Warning: They are tricky!

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Identifying onomatopoeia worksheet
Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the noise it describes. Can you write a poem using onomatopoeia? Here are some subjects that you could choose from.

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Connectives exercise worksheet
Connectives are words that join two parts of a text. Look at this passage and use some of the connectives in the table to fill in the gaps.

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11+ cloze test: Through the Looking-Glass
Can you work out where these words belong in this text?

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11+ cloze test: The wood at night
All these words belong in this text. Can you insert them correctly?
11+ Cloze test: A Little Princess
Can you work out where these words belong in this text?

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Antonyms worksheet
Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. See if you can pair each word below with its opposite. You may need to use a dictionary to check some definitions

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Spelling patterns: words ending -ably / -ibly worksheet
Each of these adverbs ends in -ably or the less common suffix -ibly. See if you can put each of the words into the correct gaps in these sentences.

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Spelling patterns: words ending -able and -ible
The endings -able and -ible are both common adjective spelling patterns and they usually sound the same, which can make it tricky to know which is the correct spelling. Add the correct suffix to each of these words then see if you can find them in the wordsearch.

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Optional SATs papers: Y5 English 2006
In Y3, Y4 and Y5 optional SATs testing was used in schools prior to 2016 to track pupils' progress in English and maths. This official Y5 English SATs paper from 2006, free to download, can be used as an at-home revision and study aid.
Spelling words list
Get weekly spelling practice organised with our printable spelling lists, blank and ready to be filled with your child's assigned words. Attach the list to the fridge for quick revision sessions before the weekly spelling test.
Look, Cover, Write and Check spelling words list
A blank Look, Cover, Write and Check spelling words list to download and print to help your child practise their weekly spelling words and prepare for tests.
Year 5 spelling tests pack
Focus on Year 5 tricky words and spelling patterns with our 11 tests, designed to help your child improve their spelling skills. The Look, Cover, Write and Check method is suggested to help consolidate difficult spellings, so each test offers a fill-in grid to work with.

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