Year 5 English worksheets

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Anagrams: countries in Europe
The letters in the boxes have been mixed up. Can you unjumble them to find the name of a country in Europe?

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Y5 English booster pack
From apostrophes to spelling mnemonics, prefixes to synonyms, the Year 5 English booster pack is bursting with revision activities to help consolidate and build on your child's literacy learning. And there's plenty of cutting and sticking, word searching, thesaurus checking and script writing to be done along the way!

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Summer brain-boosting challenges learning pack
Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into your summer? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!

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Y5 English Progress checks, TheSchoolRun
In Y5 English your child will be using prefixes and suffixes to spell words correctly, analysing texts and punctuating with speech marks and apostrophes. Check that they're on track with our Y5 English Progress checks, written by a KS2 teacher to help you identify any topics your child finds tricky and might need extra help with.
Handwriting practice paper
Help your child form letters at the correct relative size and place them correctly on the 'base' writing line with our free printable handwriting practice paper. Two formats with guidelines are included, one for beginner writers and one to help children improve their handwriting skills.
Prepositions revision worksheet
Prepositions show relationships between things. These could relate to time or place. Complete these sentences by using a preposition from the box below (or you could use your own). Make sure the sentence makes sense!

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Modal verbs worksheet
Modal verbs are used to express something that is not definite. Imagine you are in charge of a picnic area. Write a notice explaining how you would like people to behave when using the area, and why. Use as many modal verbs as you can!
Commas revision worksheet
Commas are used to separate parts of a sentence (they are usually inserted before a connective, but not always). They are also used when lists of adjectives are put before a noun. They are also used on either side of a drop-in clause. Put the commas in where you think they should go in this passage.

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Book characters crossword puzzle
Classic characters are unforgettable, whether they're falling down unusual rabbit holes, prowling through the jungle or breaking their slates over unfortunate classmates' heads. How many famous characters from children's literature can you identify in this crossword puzzle?
Reading and labelling instruction text
This is an instruction text. It comes from a manual that came with a digital camera. See if you can find any manuals around the house or on the internet. Can you find the following features? Tick them off as you see them.

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Persuasive texts: advertising worksheet
Adverts are designed to persuade people to buy things. The text is written to try to make the product sound as fantastic as possible. Read this advert for a cleaning robot then see if you can spot some of the features often used in adverts in the text.

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Spelling patterns: words ending in vowels
It is very common for English words to end in e. It is more unusual for words to end in a, i, o and u. This table shows words ending in these four vowels. How fast can you think of more? Time yourself! Many of these words are foreign, but are now used as part of the English language. Which countries did they come from?

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Spelling patterns: words beginning with c
The letter c is usually soft when followed by i, e or y but it is usually hard when followed by a, o or u. Look at the words in this table. How fast can you think of five more to add to each column? Time yourself with a stopwatch!

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Spelling patterns: the prefix trans- worksheet
All these words begin with the prefix trans-. Can you cut them out and match them up with the correct definitions below? Looking at these words and definitions, what do you think the prefix trans- means? Have a go working it out and then check your answer on the internet or in the library

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Spelling patterns: the prefix tele- worksheet
All these words begin with the prefix tele-. Can you cut them out and match them up with the correct definitions below?

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Spelling patterns: the prefix cir- worksheet
Can you complete this mini-wordsearch? All the words you need start with the prefix circ- and are below. What do you think circ- means?
Spelling patterns: the prefix bi- worksheet
Can you complete this mini-crossword? All the words you need start with the prefix bi- and are listed below. What do you think bi- means?

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Spelling patterns: ie and ei in a word
i before e except after C – this spelling rule usually applies when spelling words with an -ie or -ei. Can you find these -ie and -ei words in the mini crossword?

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Writing from different points of view
Read the story about Baba Yaga then imagine what happens when Natasha first arrives at Baba Yaga's house. Write a brief letter from Baba Yaga to her sister, describing the events from Baba Yaga’s point of view. Don’t forget to include: A description of Natasha; details of how Baba Yaga feels about the intrusion; adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs

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Using words and phrases to describe
Read the story about Baba Yaga then imagine you are Natasha, entering Baba Yaga’s house for the first time. Can you answer these questions about how the house might look?

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