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Download Printable Year 6 Spelling Words Worksheets | Australian Curriculum

Struggling to find free resources that’ll assist in improving your child’s spelling ability? We’re here to ease those struggles — we’ve got 100 spelling words for Year 6 students in Australia and have got a bunch of worksheets that your child can work through.

While Year 6 students will already have comprehensive vocabularies and the ability to write pieces following different styles of writing, spelling is still an essential skill to hone! In fact, they’ll be completing their NAPLAN tests in Year 7, so it’s important to keep practising.

Now without further ado, let’s get into those spelling words!

Sample Year 6 Spelling Words for Students in Australia
Preparing for NAPLAN
Download Your 100 Year 6 Spelling Words Worksheets

Looking for spelling worksheets for different year groups?

If you have children in other year groups, we’ve got you covered! We’ve got worksheets dedicated to the different primary school year groups as well as Year 7:

Year 1 | Year 2Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 7

Sample Year 6 Spelling Words for Students in Australia

affectacceptcomplimentprinciplesight
effectexceptcomplementprincipalsite
stationarytherecapitalensurecereal
stationerythey'recapitolinsureserial

Now if you’re not sure what to expect when downloading our resources, we’ve got a little preview for you here! Our spelling worksheets for Year 6 students in Australia are structured using the “look, say, cover, write and check” format.

Year 6 Spelling Words Australia - Preview

Preparing for NAPLAN

If you didn’t already know, your child will be sitting their NAPLAN tests in Year 7. They would have previously completed the assessments back in Year 3 and Year 5, and these tests cover:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Language Conventions
  • Numeracy

We’ve got a handy breakdown of the NAPLAN exams for you to look at right here!

Spelling obviously plays a role in the Reading & Writing exam, but it plays an even more significant role in the Language Conventions exam — with an actual section dedicated to just spelling.

For the questions focussed on spelling, your child may be asked to identify a word that has been misspelt, and then provide the correct spelling OR they may simply be asked to correct the spelling of a word.

Here is an example below:

Year 7 NAPLAN Spelling

So what better time than now to start preparing your child for what’s to come in Year 7!

For a full guide on what to expect in the Year 7 NAPLAN, head here!

If you’d also like to have a look at the types of questions involved in the NAPLAN tests, there are plenty of NAPLAN practice tests which you can look at.

Check out our master list of NAPLAN practice tests here!

Download Your 100 Year 6 Spelling Words Worksheets

If 20 words isn’t enough, don’t worry — we’ve got plenty more! For access to even more words, we recommend that you go on and download our FREE worksheets which are linked below.

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Alicia Hassell is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with teaching areas in French, English and EAL/D. Teaching is a big passion of hers, and she loves everything involving languages. In her spare time she likes to read a good book and sew her own clothes!

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