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Spellings for Years 5 & 6

At the end of year 5 and 6, can you spell these words?

Regular Spellings

ought, bought, thought,

nought, brought, fought,

rough, tough, enough, cough,

though, although, dough

through, thorough, borough

plough, official, special,

artificial, partial, confidential,

essential, observant, observance,

(observation), expectant

(expectation), hesitant,

hesitancy (hesitation),

tolerant, tolerance

(toleration), substance

(substantial), referring,

referred, referral, preferring,

preferred, transferring,

transferred, changeable,

noticeable, forcible, legible

dependable, comfortable,

understandable, reasonable,

enjoyable, reliable

doubt, island, lamb, solemn,

thistle, knight

advice, advise, device, devise

licence, license, practice,

practice, prophecy, prophesy

vicious, precious, conscious,

delicious, malicious,

suspicious, ambitious,

cautious, fictitious, infectious,

nutritious, innocent,

innocence, decent, decency,

frequent, frequency, confident,

confidence (confidential)

assistant, assistance,

obedient, obedience,

independent, independence

adorable/adorably (adoration),





tolerable/tolerably (toleration)

reference, referee,

preference, transference

co-ordinate, re-enter,

co-operate, co-own

vicious, precious, conscious,

delicious, malicious,

suspicious, ambitious,

cautious, fictitious, infectious,

nutritious, farther, further,

father, guessed, guest, heard,

herd, led, lead, morning,

mourning, past, passed,

precede, proceed, principal,

principle, profit, prophet

stationary, stationery, steal,

steel, wary, weary, who’s,

whose, aisle, isle, aloud,

allowed, affect, effect

possible, possibly, horrible, horribly, terrible, terribly,

visible, visibly, incredible, incredibly, sensible, sensibly

deceive, conceive, receive,

perceive, ceiling, altar, alter, ascent, assent, bridal, bridle, cereal, serial

compliment, complement,

descent, dissent, desert,

dessert, draft, draught

Common Exception Words

accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached, available, average, awkward, bargain, bruise, category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community, competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate, determined, develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass, environment, equip (–ped, –ment), especially, exaggerate, excellent, existence, explanation, familiar, foreign, forty, frequently, government, guarantee, harass, hindrance, identity, immediate(ly), individual, interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, lightning, marvellous, mischievous, muscle, necessary, neighbour, nuisance, occupy, occur, opportunity, parliament, persuade, physical, prejudice, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation, queue, recognise, recommend, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere(ly), soldier, stomach, sufficient, suggest, symbol, system, temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable, vehicle, yacht.