Year 5 English worksheets

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Writing about your favourite poem worksheet
A worksheet giving prompts for children to think and write about the setting, structure and language of their favourite poem.

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Descriptive writing using the senses
A weird and wonderful new creature has been discovered and you’re one of the only people in the world to have seen it with your own eyes! Share your experience by writing a description of the creature using your senses.

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Writing a diary entry worksheet
This worksheet shows an example diary entry and then encourages children to write their own, thinking about various features of diary writing.

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Witch's spell poem worksheet
Use this worksheet to think of ingredients for a spell. This activity encourages children to write an imaginative poem and set their words and pictures out in an eye-catching way.

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Winter nights poem worksheet
This worksheet will give your child a starting point from which to write an imaginative poem. Encourages thinking about interesting description and text layout.

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Seaside similes poem worksheet
A worksheet to encourage children to generate similes and then organise them into a poem.
Writing poetry from prose worksheetf
This worksheet encourages children to look at a piece of prose and improve it with their own phrases, before transforming the prose into a poem.

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Analysing spoken commentary
This worksheet encourages children to listen to a spoken commentary and analyse it.

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Writing haiku poems worksheet
A sheet encouraging children to choose a theme and then write three haikus that share this theme.

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Word choice worksheet
Children are given a list of sentences with one word missing; they are then prompted to choose a word from the list given to improve the sentence.

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Structuring a haiku worksheet
Children are encouraged to read these haikus and then think about the way haikus are structured.
Using unstressed vowel words worksheet
Your child needs to read the incomplete sentences and then choose a word from the list at the bottom to complete it. Each word in the list contains an unstressed vowel.

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Using question marks, commas and exclamation marks worksheet
Worksheet prompting your child to write three sentences with a question mark, three with an exclamation mark and three with a comma.

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Unstressed vowel words worksheet
Words with unstressed vowels and their definitions have been jumbled up. Children need to cut them up and then match the right ones together.

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Suffixes worksheet
This worksheet includes words with suffixes which have been divided into two halves. Children need to cut these cards up and then arrange them back into whole words.

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Spot the unstressed vowel words worksheet
A passage of text containing words that have unstressed vowels. Children need to read through and underline any of these words they can find.

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Spelling unstressed vowel words worksheet
A list of words that contain unstressed vowels. Children are asked to identify the vowel that is not heard clearly when the word is spoken.

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Punctuation practice worksheet
A list of sentences with no punctuation, which children need to re-write inserting the correct punctuation.

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Punctuating correctly worksheet
Sentences to cut up and then sort into two piles: 'correctly punctuated' and 'incorrectly punctuated'.

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Punctuating a paragraph worksheet
Children are asked to read an unpunctuated passage and rewrite it with the correct punctuation.

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