Is there a list of words that 10 year olds need to know?

(16 Posts)
claig Sun 10-Feb-13 10:23:13

Heard on Newsnight, which I am watching on catchup, that Gove and the Department have released a list of words that 10 year olds need to know.

Does anyone know where to find it? Are there similar lists for different ages?

Cat98 Sun 10-Feb-13 10:34:56

Do you mean the high frequency words?

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 10:35:52
Cat98 Sun 10-Feb-13 10:37:13

If you google ' high frequency words year 6' a list comes up - I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for? Can't link as I'm on my phone.

claig Sun 10-Feb-13 10:39:40

Thanks, will google both

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 10:43:31

From that draft NC document, the list for Y5/6 appears to be:

accommodate
affection
analyse
ancient
apparent
appreciate
atmosphere
attitude
average
awkward
bargain
believe
blemish
boundary
bruise
career
celebrate
century
challenge
committee
convince
correspond
coward
create
curious
debate
deceive
decimal
definite
demonstrate
deprive
destroy
develop
electric
embarrass
emigrate
encounter
encourage
endure
engineer
enrol
envelope
equator
equip
especially
estimate
Europe
European
evidence
exaggerate
excavate
exceed
explanation
familiar
favour
festival
flavour
forbid
foreign
forty
fruit
garage
genuine
germ
govern(ment)
gradual
granite
guarantee
harass
haughty
haunt
hearty
height
hinder
hindrance
hoax
honour
horizon
humility
hurricane
identify
illustrate
imagine
imitate
immense
impress
imprison
include
index
industry
inferior
influence
inhabitant
instrument
interfere
interrupt
interview
introduce
investigate
jealous
juice
junction
jury
knead
knuckle
lawyer
lecture
legend
leisure
length
lenient
lightning
liquid
magazine
majesty
majority
manage
manufacture
marvellous
medium
military
mineral
minor
miracle
mischief
mischievous
modern
modest
moisture
mosquito
narrate
nation
natural
ninth
nuisance
object
observe
occupy
omit
operate
opinion
organise
origin
parallel
parliament
permanent
persevere
phrase
popular
prefer
privilege
pronunciation
protect
punctual
purpose
qualify
quench
query
rapid
realise
reason
receipt
receive
recent
recommend
refuse
regret
relevant
remove
request
resemble
resign
restore
revise
rhyme
rhythm
ridiculous
sandwich
satisfy
saucepan
scheme
seize
severe
sign
similar
sincere
society
solemn
sphere
statue
stubborn
style
succeed
success
suggest
suit
superior
surprise
syllable
sympathy
syrup
talent
telescope
tempt
terminate
theatre
thorough
tomorrow
tremendous
triumph
twelfth
tyrant
umpire
unite
utter
vacant
variety
ventilate
villain
virtue
vocabulary
volcano
volume
wardrobe
whether
wisdom
wizard
woollen
word
wrench
yacht
yeast
zero
zone
zoology

claig Sun 10-Feb-13 10:45:05

Thanks, Hulababy, that is great. They mentioned the wored 'awkward', so I think that must be the one.

lljkk Sun 10-Feb-13 10:53:30

haughty?!

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 10:56:11

There is also a whole list of grammar terminology that they need to recognise and be able to identify and use too.

Mashabell Sun 10-Feb-13 11:20:56

This is quite a short list - just 235.

Back in 2000 Blunkett had produced a list of 600 words which he wanted every 11-year-old to learn.
Quite a few were from different subjec areas, but 150 were for spelling:

General spelling list

accommodation actually alcohol although analyse/analysis argument assessment
atmosphere audible audience autumn beautiful beginning believe beneath
buried business caught chocolate climb column concentration conclusion
conscience conscious consequence continuous creation daughter
decide/decision definite design development diamond diary disappear
disappoint embarrass energy engagement enquire environment evaluation
evidence explanation February fierce forty fulfil furthermore guard happened
health height imaginary improvise industrial interesting interrupt issue
jealous knowledge listening lonely lovely marriage material meanwhile
miscellaneous mischief modern moreover murmur necessary nervous original
outrageous parallel participation pattern peaceful people performance
permanent persuade/persuasion physical possession potential preparation
prioritise process proportion proposition questionnaire queue reaction
receive reference relief remember research resources safety Saturday
secondary separate sequence shoulder sincerely skilful soldier stomach
straight strategy strength success surely surprise survey technique
technology texture tomorrow unfortunately Wednesday weight weird women

Common homophones and confusions
advise/advice a lot of affect/effect allowed/aloud braking/breaking
bought/brought choose/chose cloth/clothe conscience/conscious course/coarse
our/are practise/practice quiet/quite sites/sights source/sauce thank you
threw/through to/too/two

I am sure there is overlap between the two, but I have no time to check for that now.

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 11:22:51

Grammar terms:

active voice
adjective
adverb
adverbial
apostrophe
clause
cohesion
cohesive devise
complement
conjunction
connective
continuous
coordination
determiner
elision/ellipsis
etymology
finite verb
fronted
future tense
homophone
inflection
modal verb
modify
morphology
noun
object
passive voice
past tense
perfect
phrase
plural
prefix
preposition
present tense
possessive
pronoun
punctuation
root word
relative clause
sentence
subject
subjunctive
subordinate clause
subordination
suffix
tense
verb
word
word family

mrz Sun 10-Feb-13 11:22:57

masha those are the words on the Y6 list ...not the ones on the Y1,2,3,4 or 5 lists

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 11:27:08

mashabell - I havent included the ones from Y3/4 - think these are the ones to add on top of those as they should already by known by end of Y4, so imagine full list is twice the size

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 11:27:25

Y3/4 list...

accident
advertise
approve
benefit
behave
bicycle
breath
breathe
building
calendar
certain
concentrate
chocolate
congratulate
conscience
continue
decorate
describe
dictionary
difficult
discover
disturb
early
earn
earth
educate
excite
experience
experiment
explore
extreme
February
grammar
guide
guard
half
heart
immediate
improve
increase
independent
injure
inquire
interest
island
junior
knowledge
library
material
medicine
mention
multiply
murmur
nephew
occasion
often
opposite
paragraph
particular
peculiar
position
possess
produce
professor
promise
property
prove
punctuate
quality
quantity
quarrel
quarter
recite
recover
register
regular
reign
remember
sentence
separate
sew
situate
strength
sufficient
sure
surprise
surround
thought
through
though
weary

Hulababy Sun 10-Feb-13 11:29:09

Y1 and Y2 have lots of example words throughout.

In addition to the Y3-6 words listed here there are also many more example words included in the document, for when teaching various word endings, sounds, etc.

claig Sun 10-Feb-13 11:47:32

Blimin' hell, are they expected to know what morphology is?

this is rigour gawn maad

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