As a last word of the week blog before SATs, I am going to highlight a few of the words that have been found tricky by the Y6 in the past few weeks. There is a twenty-word spelling test in the SPaG test and they are all tricky words! Marvellous seems to be tricky because people know how to spell marvel but forget the double ll in marvellous

Another of the words that has caused problems is crescent and that is because of the sc (like in conscious, conscience, descend or fascinate)… you cannot hear the sc, you just have to know that it is there.

We also had problems with separate (that naughty a letter), machine (that a again!) and curiosity

So good luck with your spellings for SATs 🙂 🙂