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Rainbow spellings can be a fun way to practice the spelling words below. This is done by writing each letter of the word being practiced in a different colour on a piece of paper.


Alternatively, you can create a picture by using the word you are practicing as the lines and again with colours to make the image more vivid. If you come up with your own ways to practice your spelling in a fun way please let us know when we are back to school. We would love to hear your ideas.



Practice your handwriting while learning these spellings. Once you are confident with these spellings use them in sentences. I recommend you try to learn 5-10 of these words a week. These are Year 5 common exception words:


accommodate, accompany, according, 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, develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass, environment, equipment, equipped, 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, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation, queue, recognise, recommend, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere, sincerely, soldier, stomach, suggest, symbol, system, temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable, vehicle, yacht