Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand


Below, you will find everything you might need to help your child with their spelling. As well as the spellings set for homework and some suggested fun spelling activities, we have also included the Year 5/6 and Year 3/4 word lists and the spelling rules your child is expected to know in order to be secondary-ready.


The word lists are not a definitive list of all the words your child should know before they leave primary school. In the SATs, children can be asked any of the words from the Year 5/6 and Year 3/4 word lists in addition to all the spelling rules in the Years 3/4 and 5/6 curriculums.