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The spellings for this half term are below along with the Year 5 overview.

You can help your child with their spellings by discussing patterns and connections between the spellings of words, and practising them through strategies like look, cover, write, check - these are outlined on the second page of the overview.

Writing Stimulus

Thump! He slammed his enormous, grass-covered foot into the middle of the road, sending shockwaves of dust in all directions.


With a loud grunt, the troll wrenched the entire, fully tiled roof off a nearby holiday home, with the owners peering helplessly and frightened out of the downstairs windows. He didn’t mean any harm, but he just couldn’t help himself…


1. What does the word 'wrenched' mean?

2. Using the picture, how would you describe what the troll looked like? Use expanded noun phrases.

3. Do you think the troll is harmless or mean? Why do you think that?


Can you write an Alan Peat if, if, if, then sentence inspired by the image and story? There's examples below to help you.

Can you carry on the story using the writing techniques you have learned at school?