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Year 6 Spelling Rules already covered this year

On this page you can find all the spelling rules that the children have been learning this year.

Word endings which sound like 'shul' are spelt -cial or -tial

 

-cial is commonly used after a vowel - e.g. spe cial  or offi cial

 

-tial is commonly used after a consonant - e.g. par tial  or  poten tial

 

As always, there are certain words which don't follow the rule! Examples are initial, financial, commercial and provincial.

 

Word endings which sound like 'shous' are spelt -cious or -tious

 

If the root word ends in -ce the sound is usually spelt as c - e.g. grace - gracious or malice - malicious.

 

Example words are - vicious, precious, delicious, suspicious and ambitious, cautious infectious.

 

As always, there are certain words which do not follow the rule - for example, anxious.

 

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