Spelling Year 6

Spelling Year 6

Spelling Year 6 KS2. Support on spelling for kids with Super Brainy Beans. Primary homework help with worksheet downloads and online games.

Pick a level

If you find the spellings difficult in your year then try starting with spellings from the year below. It's ok to work lower than the year you are on and fill the gaps rather than struggling at your level without understanding the basics.

Take the Year 6

Spelling Test

Check what your spelling level is with our online test.

Start Year 6 Spelling Test

Download all Year 6 spelling worksheets

Download and print out our spelling worksheets for Year 6. 360 words especially selected for kids in Year 6, KS2.

  • Uses the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method.
  • Covers all the essential words to learn in Year 6.
  • Print at home.

Download Year 6 Spelling Worksheets

Learning spellings

The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your spellings.
Look Say Cover Write Check Spellings


Practice your spellings for four days then get someone to test you on the fifth day without looking at the words first.

Download our spelling sheets for lists of words to practice spelling.

Blank spelling sheet
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.

Spelling Test book note pad
Print off the sheets to make the notepads for the Spelling Test book

Free online English games

Spell all 40 common words

Throughout Year 6 children are expected to learn how to spell the 40 new words which are commonly used in reading and writing.

Top TipSome of these do not follow the normal phonic rules and are known as 'tricky' words. Here there is no trick to learning to spell these words they just have to know.

Top 40 Words
Spelling sheets for the top 40 words.
Top 40 Words Check List
Print off this checklist of the top 40 common words you should learn to spell.

Suffixes able & ible

Suffixes are groups of letters that can be added to a root word. Suffixes change the meaning of a word to make a new word.

Words ending in able or ible, shows something can be done.

breakable fashionable likeable reasonable

possible visible incredible terrible sensible

able or ible at the end of the word?

There is an easy way of working this out by taking away the ending and seeing if you have a root word.
Notice is a true word so we use able.

Poss is not a word so we use ible.

Words ending able spelling sheet
10 words ending with able.
Words ending ible spelling sheet
10 words ending with ible.

Suffixes cial & tial

Use cial in a word when it comes after any of the vowels.

special official social

Use tial in a word when it comes after a consonant.

potential essential partial

Words ending cial or tial spelling sheet
10 words ending with cial or tial.

Spelling games

Look, Cover, Write Check Spelling game playLook, Cover, Write, Check
Look at the word and type the word once the doors have closed. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Little Bird Spelling game playLittle bird Spelling
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this little bird spelling game. Choose Year 5 & 6.
Spooky Spelling game playSpooky Spelling
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this spooky spelling game. Choose Year 5 & 6.

Prefixes micro & mini

A prefix is a group of letters that are added to a root word. Prefixes change the meaning of a word to make a new word.

Words beginning with the prefix micro or mini, mean small.

minibus minibeast microchip

Words beginning with micro or mini spelling sheet
10 words beginning with the micro or mini prefix.

Words with ce

These words contain ce.

celebrate certificate sacrifice

Words with ie or ei

These words contain ee sound spelt ie or ei.

believe deceive ceiling

Words with ie or ei spelling sheet
10 words with ie or ei.

Words with ou or ow

These words have ou or ow.

window known shoulder

Words with ou or ow spelling sheet
10 words with ou or ow.


Homophones are words that sound the same but mean different things. It's important which spelling you should use.

advice / advise
practice / practise
device / devise

Homophones spelling sheet
10 homophone words.

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