Common exception words that all year 6 children need to be able to spell

The government suggest that all children leaving year 6 should be able to spell the majority of these words by the time they leave year 6. Please can you work with your child to learn as many as possible as this will be of great benefit to them in their writing.

accident

actual

actually

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

 

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight

eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

February

forward

fruit

grammar

group

 

 

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

 

notice

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possession

possess

possible

potatoes

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

 

recent

regular

reign

remember sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though

although

thought

through

various

weight

woman

women

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

equipped

equipment

especially

exaggerate

excellent

existence

explanation

familiar

foreign

forty

frequently

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

identity

immediate

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

sincerely

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

3 thoughts on “Common exception words that all year 6 children need to be able to spell

  1. Can this sort of thing be sent via email to parents? The blog is well and good but many parents don’t know about or use it and that could be detrim

    • Thank you for being community minded Zoe. We are looking at both options and those children whose parents don’t have access to the blog will be able to use the internet at school and print out if necessary. We will always endevour to ensure that none of our children are disadvantaged and make certain that all children have access to all the necessary resources to support their learning both in school and with homework. The common exception words will be sent out in paper format (the blog post is an addition to this for those who prefer to access them online).

  2. Can this sort of thing be sent via email to parents? The blog is well and good but many parents don’t know about or use it and that could be detrimental the child’s education.

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