Year 5 English worksheets

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Shakespeare plays wordsearch
Challenge your KS2 child to a Shakespearean wordsearch. Can they find the titles of 14 of the Bard's famous plays hidden in the wordsearch grid?
Full stops challenge: The Story Game
Each player collects parts of sentences as they go round the board then, when you get to the end, see who can write the best story using just the parts you've collected.

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Direct speech Game
The aim of the game is to make a full sentence containing direct speech. You move around the board collecting game cards based on the colour you land on. The first person to make a complete sentence wins.

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Crack that code spelling rules puzzle pack
It's time to save the world... one correct spelling at a time! Designed to help kids practise common KS2 spelling patterns and tricky words the fun way, the Crack that code spelling rules puzzle pack offers wordsearches, crosswords, puzzles and codes galore.

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Modal verbs practice
Sometimes sentences contain two verbs side by side. The first is a modal verb. Modal verbs such as must, shall, will and should express necessity. Modal verbs such as would, can, could, may and might express possibility. Look at the following sentences and insert a modal verb that works within the sentence.

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Homophones practice worksheet
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Can you put the words in the left-hand column in the correct sentences?

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Football maths and soccer English for KS1 and KS2
Make the most of World Cup fever and give grammar, division and spelling practice a football twist with our soccer-themed worksheets for KS1 and KS2 children.

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Using brackets to add information football worksheet
Brackets are used to separate off an extra piece of information in a sentence. Without the information in the brackets, the sentences would still make sense. Where do you think brackets should go in these sentences?
Using relative clauses football worksheet
Relative clauses are used to add information to a sentence. They usually start with when, who, that, which or whose. Cut out the relative clauses in the table below and work out where they should go in the following sentences.
Spelling patterns: words ending -cious / -tious football worksheet
The word endings -cious and -tious sound the same but are spelled differently. Can you fill the sentence gaps with the correct words from the ones below?

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Spelling patterns: words ending -cial / -tial football worksheet
The word endings -cial and -tial sound the same but are spelled differently. Can you fill the sentence gaps with the correct words from the ones below?

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Using an adverb word bank
Adverbs are used to make writing more interesting. They explain how something is being done. Can you improve this passage by adding adverbs?

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TheSchoolRun optional SATs papers: Y5 English set A
A Year 5 English mock optional SATs paper, written by a primary-school teacher to mirror the official Y5 English optional SATs papers used in schools prior to 2016 to assess pupils' progress. Exclusively available to TheSchoolRun subscribers, for immediate download.

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TheSchoolRun optional SATs papers: Y5 English set B
Exclusively available to TheSchoolRun subscribers, this Year 5 English mock optional SATs paper has been written by a primary-school teacher to mirror the official Y5 English optional SATs papers used in schools prior to 2016 to assess pupils' progress at the end of the KS2 school year.

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WordMaths: synonyms puzzle
The words in this puzzle all correspond to a number. Take the letters in the grid and do the maths to decipher the new word. The two words will be synonyms (they have the same meaning). If the letter in the new word is the same as the letter in the first word, there will be no maths to do.

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Word speed challenge
Print off a copy of the challenge sheet for every person. Who can fill the grid with nouns, verbs and adjectives the fastest?

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Mini word Sudoku
Put the letters from the word GRUMPY in the squares so that each column, row, and mini-grid contains all the letters that make up the word.
Choose the correct homophone puzzle
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Some homophones are pronounced the same way but are spelled differently. In this story, some words have the wrong spelling. Can you replace them with the correct homophone?

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String of words puzzle
A Lewis Carroll quote is hidden inside the puzzle grid. All the words are in one string, starting with the letter in the purple square and ending in the square with the full stop. Put your pencil on the purple square and go forwards or backwards, up or down, (but not diagonally), until you find the string of words.

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Column words: verbs
Can you place the words in the correct rows in the grid so that the shaded column spells out another verb?

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