Year 5 English worksheets

Free worksheets

Spelling patterns: The prefix con- worksheet
Words with the prefix con- and their definitions have been muddled up. Encourage your child to read them and then draw lines matching them up.

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Perspective in writing worksheet
A passage of text that includes the perspective of three characters; children need to answer questions prompting them to think about the different points of view.

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Spelling patterns: numerical prefixes worksheet
Cards for children to cut out and re-arrange so that they have made various words with numerical prefixes.

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Illustrating a text worksheet
Children need to read a paragraph of text and then use the imagery in it to guide them to draw a picture of what is described.
Haiku themes worksheet
Examples of three haikus. Children are encouraged to read them and work out what they are about and what the common theme is.

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Forming words with prefixes worksheet
Sentences with gaps that need to be filled by words with prefixes. Children are encouraged to think about which prefixes have been used to form the words.

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Expressing point of view worksheet
This worksheet prompts your child to write a letter stating their point of view about a library being built in their town or village.

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Expanding vocabulary worksheet
This worksheet encourages your child to extend their vocabulary by looking at three different adjectives and then thinking about three alternative words that could be used for each.

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Creating dramatic effects: drama and tension worksheet
An extract of text in which the writer has built up drama and suspense; children need to think about the ways in which this has been achieved.

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Creating comic effect worksheet
An extract from a playscript. Children are asked to read the text and think about the techniques used to create a comic effect.

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Building words with prefixes worksheet
A list of words with various prefixes. Children are encouraged to find out the definition of these words using a dictionary or from their own knowledge.

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Analysing perspective worksheet
A passage of text that shows the writer has a clear perspective on a proposed supermarket. Children are encouraged to write an explanation of the writer's point of view about the development.

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Using figurative language: similes and metaphors worksheet
A passage of text containing similes and metaphors. Children need to read the definition of each and then highlight each in different colours.
Using figurative language: hyperbole and personification worksheet
A passage of text containing hyperbole and personification. Children need to read the definition of each and then highlight each in different colours.

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Figurative language review worksheet
This challenging worksheet includes a description of hyperbole, metaphor, simile and personification. It then includes a piece of text containing all four types of figurative language for children to consider and highlight.

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KS2 high-frequency words flashcards
After learning to read and spell the most common words in Reception and KS1, your child will move on to a longer list of common words including 'brought' and 'thought'. Support their learning at home with our KS2 high frequency words practice flashcards.

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