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Download Printable Year 5 Spelling Words Worksheets | Australian Curriculum

Is spelling an area of literacy your child needs to improve on? If so, we’ve got exactly what you need — 100 spelling words for Year 5 students in Australia plus worksheets for your child to work through!

Your child will have the opportunity to practise their spelling skills with words suited to their age range. Some of the themes include silent letters, suffixes and prefixes.

For access to our worksheets, keep scrolling!

Sample Year 5 Spelling Words for Students in Australia
Year 5 NAPLAN Preparation
Download Your 100 Year 5 Spelling Words Worksheets

Wondering where to find spelling worksheets for other year groups?

Not to worry, we’ve got worksheets for different year groups that you can download for FREE! Check them out below:

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 6 | Year 7

Sample Year 5 Spelling Words for Students in Australia

knowledgeknifeknightkneadknuckle
wrinklewristwrigglewrongsword
combcrumbthumblambnumb
fastenglistennestlewhistlewrestle

Unsure what you’ll be downloading? Here’s a little previous of our worksheets featuring Year 5 Spelling Words for students in Australia organised using “look, say, cover, write and check”.

Year 5 Spelling Words Australia - Preview

Following the “look, say, cover, write and check” technique will allow your child to practise reading the words aloud, and then get into the habit of checking their spelling to see if they’ve written the word correctly.

Year 5 NAPLAN Preparation

This year, your child will be sitting the NAPLAN for the second time! They would have initially sat the assessments back in Year 3, and these tests were spread across 3 days.

In these exams, your child will be assessed on:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Language Conventions
  • Numeracy

You can learn more about what NAPLAN is in our article here!

Within the Language Conventions test, there is a section dedicated solely to spelling. Your child will be required to:

  • Identify and correct errors in one and two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns
  • Identify and correct errors in less frequently used words with double letters

In terms of how the questions look, here’s a past example from a previous Year 5 NAPLAN test:

Year 5 NAPLAN Spelling

The purpose of these NAPLAN tests is to get a better understanding of where your child is at academically, and this means that your child shouldn’t have to study strenuously prior to taking the tests!

By using our worksheets, your child will get into the habit of identifying and correcting any errors in their spelling, which is a key English skill to have.

Although if you’d like your child to become familiar with the layout of the test, there are a bunch of practice tests that you can access here.

For more on what the Year 5 NAPLAN will involve for your child, head here!

Download Your 100 Year 5 Spelling Words Worksheets

If you want access to all 100 Year 5 spelling words, you’ll probably want to download our worksheets below! They’re FREE to download, so what are you waiting for?

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Alicia Hassell is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with teaching areas in French, English and EAL/D. Teaching is a big passion of hers, and she loves everything involving languages. In her spare time she likes to read a good book and sew her own clothes!

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