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					Ribblesdale Avenue / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2JX
Tel: 0113 336 8656 / Fax: 0113 287 4929
W: www.glpa.org.uk / E: Info@glpa.org.uk
Principal: Mrs T Prince




                                                                                                  Tuesday 4th January 2011
Dear Parents, Carers and Children in Year 5 & 6

Following the success of last half term’s SPELLING BEE’ competition, I am enclosing the next 100
words for next half term. Once again, we will have a Year 5 and Year 6 winner from each of our
Upper Key Stage 2 classes who will receive a prize and a pin badge to wear for the next half term.
The class winners will then face each other in a Champion-of-Champions competition. The 2
overall winners will then be presented with the trophy to look after for the next half term.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that a Spelling Bee is an oral competition
where the entrant is given a word to spell out loud and it’s meaning to help them. It will operate
on a last-man-standing format where the children will be called up in random order and will
continue to be called up as long as they get the spellings correct. The purpose behind this is above
all else is to have a FUN competition! Of course it is also to raise our aspirations and enthusiasm
for spelling, add to our vocabulary that we can use in our writing as well as meeting the needs of
all the children in UKS2.

Below are the next 100 words both year groups will be given to practice over the coming weeks. It
is completely up to you how practice, just bear in mind that you will only be tested out loud and
will not be allowed writing implements to help. These words are in addition to the weekly lists we
are learning and we will continue to do this each week as before.

The class Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday 1st February (due to Year 6 Residential) and the
Champion-of-Champions Bee will be on Tuesday 15th February 2011. These winners will not be
given a list to revise from; they will be given random words from a different list at approximately
the same level of difficulty.

I am really looking forward to the next level of this challenge, maybe with some new winners! As
ever, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards
Mrs B Turford




                                                                        Green Lane Primary Academy is part of School Partnership Trust Academies
                                                                                                                            CEO: Sir Paul Edwards
                                                                                                                     Company Number: 07386086
                                                   Registered Office: Education House / Fusion Court / Aberford Road / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2GH



                                                                                                    Together we are stronger …
     Ribblesdale Avenue / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2JX
     Tel: 0113 336 8656 / Fax: 0113 287 4929
     W: www.glpa.org.uk / E: Info@glpa.org.uk
     Principal: Mrs T Prince




         Spelling Bee Spring Term 2011 1st Half
                  100 Beginner Words
Name
Class
Spelling Group
           Word                                                                Definition
   1.       Gauge                           is to determine the capacity of something or to measure.
   2.       Geisha                          is a Japanese woman trained as a singer or dancer.
   3.       Gerbil                          is a small, burrowing rodent often kept as a pet
   4.       Geyser                          is a hot spring that sends up jets of water and steam.
   5.       Gherkin                         is the immature fruit of a cucumber, used in pickling & on burgers.
   6.       Ghoul                           is an evil demon like figure often seen at Halloween.
   7.       Giraffe                         is a long-necked African animal.
   8.       Glitch                          is a small error or malfunction in a plan or machine.
   9.       Gnu                             or wildebeest is a stocky, ox-like antelope.
   10.      Governor                        is a member of a body of people who oversee an organisation such as a school.
   11.      Gorgeous                        means splendid or magnificent.
   12.      Gorilla                         is the largest of the apes.
   13.      Gourmet                         is a connoisseur or specialist of fine food and drink.
   14.      Graffiti                        are markings on walls sometimes illegally
   15.      Grammar                         is the study of the way sentences are constructed.
   16.      Grotesque                       is odd or unnatural in appearance or shape.
   17.      Gruel                           is a light, thin, cooked soup made famous by Oliver Twist.
   18.      Guild                           is an organisation of people with related interests
   19.      Hackney                         is a carriage or coach for hire. Typically a black cab in London
   20.      Haggard                         is having a tired and exhausted appearance.
   21.      Hallucinogen                    is a substance that produces hallucinations.
   22.      Halve                           is to divide into two equal parts.
   23.      Hangar                          is a shelter for airplanes.
   24.      Harangue                        is a severe telling off or intense verbal attack.
   25.      Harass                          is to disturb a person or place persistently.
   26.      Harlequin                       A buffoon, dressed in bright clothes, plays tricks, often without speaking,
   27.      Hassle                          is a annoying problem caused by difficulties when carrying out an event
   28.      Havoc                           is great destruction or devastation.




                                                                                        Green Lane Primary Academy is part of School Partnership Trust Academies
                                                                                                                                            CEO: Sir Paul Edwards
                                                                                                                                     Company Number: 07386086
                                                                   Registered Office: Education House / Fusion Court / Aberford Road / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2GH



                                                                                                                    Together we are stronger …
  Ribblesdale Avenue / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2JX
  Tel: 0113 336 8656 / Fax: 0113 287 4929
  W: www.glpa.org.uk / E: Info@glpa.org.uk
  Principal: Mrs T Prince




29.      Hearth                          is the floor of a fireplace.
30.      Heifer                          is a cow over one year old that has not produced a calf.
31.      Height                          is the extent or distance upward.
32.      Hemisphere                      is half of a sphere
33.      Hiatus                          is a break in the action.
34.      Hideous                         is horrible or frightful.
35.      Hindrance                       is an impeding or a stopping of an action.
36.      Hippopotamus                    is called the river horse, from Africa.
37.      Hoax                            is something intended to deceive or defraud.
38.      Hobnob                          is to associate on friendly terms. (or a biscuit!)
39.      Hodgepodge                      means a jumble.
40.      Honest                          is honourable on intentions and principles.
41.      Honeycomb.                      is a structure bees use to store honey, pollen and eggs
42.      Horizon                         is the line that forms the apparent border between earth and sky.
43.      Horrendous                      is shockingly dreadful.
44.      Humiliate                       is to cause a loss of pride or dignity.
45.      Humongous                       means extraordinarily large.
46.      Hurrah                          is an exclamation of joy.
47.      Hustle                          is to proceed or work rapidly.
48.      Hyacinth                        is a plant of the lily family.
49.      Hybrid                          is the offspring of two different breeds or species
50.      Hygiene                         is the science that deals with preservation of health.
51.      Hymn                            is a song in praise of God.
52.      Hyperbole                       is obvious exaggeration.
53.      Hyphen                          is a short line used to connect parts of compound word.
54.      Hypocrisy                       is pretending to something that one doesn't believe.
55.      Icon                            is a picture, image or other representation.
56.      Illegible                       is hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting.
57.      Illicit                         is not legally permitted.
58.      Illiteracy.                     is a lack of ability to read and write
59.      Impasse                         is a deadlock, no agreement can be reached.
60.      Incense                         is a substance producing sweet odour when burned, used in religious
                                         ceremonies to enhance a mood.
61.      Incite                          is to stir, encourage or urge on.
62.      Incognito                       is to have one's identity concealed.
63.      Inertia                         is lack of motion, sluggishness.
64.      Inevitable                      is something that can't be avoided.
65.      Inflammable                     is capable of being set on fire.




                                                                                    Green Lane Primary Academy is part of School Partnership Trust Academies
                                                                                                                                        CEO: Sir Paul Edwards
                                                                                                                                 Company Number: 07386086
                                                               Registered Office: Education House / Fusion Court / Aberford Road / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2GH



                                                                                                                Together we are stronger …
  Ribblesdale Avenue / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2JX
  Tel: 0113 336 8656 / Fax: 0113 287 4929
  W: www.glpa.org.uk / E: Info@glpa.org.uk
  Principal: Mrs T Prince




66.      Influenza                       is a viral, acute, sometimes epidemic disease – known as flu
67.      Innocence                       is without sin, the state of being innocent, done nothing wrong
68.      Inquisition                     is an official investigation, especially political or religious, without regard for
                                         individual rights.
69.      Instinct                        is an inborn or natural pattern of activity.
70.      Intravenous                     means within a vein.
71.      Invincible                      is incapable of being conquered or defeated.
72.      Irritable                       is easily irritated or annoyed.
73.      Island                          is land entirely surrounded by water.
74.      Issue                           is the act of sending out or putting forth.
75.      Jaguar                          is the largest cat in the western hemisphere.
76.      Janitor                         is a person employed to keep things clean.
77.      Jaundice                        is a yellow discoloration of the skin or eyes.
78.      Jealous                         is feeling resentment against someone because of success of advantages.
79.      Jeer.                           is to scoff or boo at someone
80.      Jeopardy                        is risk to loss, harm, death or injury
81.      Jinx                            is someone supposed to bring bad luck.
82.      Jostle                          is to brush against, to push or shove.
83.      Journal                         is a daily record.
84.      Judgmental                      is involving the use of judgment.
85.      Juice                           is the fluid that can be extracted from something.
86.      Junction                        is a place where things are joined.
87.      Karate                          is a method of self-defence.
88.      Kayak                           is an Eskimo canoe.
89.      Kettle                          is a metal container in which to heat water.
90.      Khaki                           means dull yellowish brown.
91.      Kidnapped                       means being stolen, abducted or carried off by force.
92.      Kiln.                           is an oven to fire pottery
93.      Kitchen                         is a room or place equipped for cooking.
94.      Kiwi                            is a flightless bird of New Zealand.
95.      Knack                           is a special skill or aptitude.
96.      Knead                           is to work dough into a uniform mixture.
97.      Knight.                         is a mounted soldier in the Middle Ages – usually in shining armour!
98.      Knowledge                       is acquaintance with facts, as from study or investigation.
99.      Knuckle.                        is a joint of the finger
100.     Lacquer                         is a protective coating.




                                                                                      Green Lane Primary Academy is part of School Partnership Trust Academies
                                                                                                                                          CEO: Sir Paul Edwards
                                                                                                                                   Company Number: 07386086
                                                                 Registered Office: Education House / Fusion Court / Aberford Road / Garforth / Leeds / LS25 2GH



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