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Spelling practice for 5-7 year olds

Here are some fun activities to help 5-7 year olds practise their spelling at home. You can print off the activity sheets or talk about them together on-screen.

Missing middles

Missing letters

Each of these words is missing a middle letter. Help Squilly pick one letter from the vowel tree to complete each word.

Beginnings

Beginning and endings

Help Moley find the right letter to begin these words.

New words

Making new words

Some words are made by adding two words together. Can you help these animals do these word sums to make new words?

Singular and plural

Singular and plural

Bun is sorting clothes. Can you help her? Draw a line from each label to the right basket.

Adding y

Adding y

The animals are learning what happens when they add the letter y to a word. Look at what they've found out, then help Croc fill in his weather chart.

Lep's letter

Lep's letter

Can you help Lep choose the right spellings for her letter? Draw a line through the words you think are wrong.

Silent letters

Silent letters

The letters g, k and w can be silent depending on where they go in a word. Can you draw a ring around six silent letters in Lem's poem?

Two words into one

Two words into one

You can make new words by squashing two words together and missing out some letters. Can you help the animals learn how to spell them?

Key Skills

On the blog: How to help your child learn key English and Maths skills

Read some top tips on practising English and Maths at home from Usborne Editorial Director Felicity Brooks. 

Usborne Key Skills spelling books for 5 to 6 and 6 to 7 year-olds

Usborne Key Skills books support the spelling children do at school with wipe-clean activities that can be done again and again.