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Spelling and Phonics

 

Please look at the bottom of this page for flashcards to support your child with phonics.  There are also flashcards to help your child in learning to read and spell both Year 1 and Year 2 words.  

 

Spellings to learn at home 

Friday 13th May 2022

Challenge 1 - common spelling errors Challenge 2 - adding the suffix less Challenge 3 - adding the suffix less

are

our

were

where

there

friend

house

said

says

once

Please discuss the definition of these words too.  

hopeless

painless

useless

helpless

homeless

harmless

joyless

fearless

careless

endless

Please discuss the definition of these words too.  

colourless

friendless

powerless

thoughtless

penniless

mindless

motionless

tasteless

meaningless

heartless

Friday 29th April 2022

Challenge 1 - er and est Challenge 2 - er and est

darker

deeper

taller

sharper

longer

darkest

deepest

tallest

sharpest

longest

 

scarier

happier

lonelier

yummier

shinier

scariest

happiest

loneliest

yummiest

shiniest

Friday 22nd April 2022

Challenge 1 - Contractions  Challenge 2 - Contractions 

can’t

don’t

didn’t

I’m

she’s

he’s

we’re

hasn’t

we’ll

hadn’t

they’ll

she’ll

I’ll

would’ve

mustn’t

shouldn’t

could’ve

haven’t

won’t

let’s

Friday 25th March 2022

Challenge 1 - 'or saying 'er' and 'ar' saying 'or' after w  Challenge 2 - 'or saying 'er' and 'ar' saying 'or' after w 

word

work

worm

world

worth

worst

warm

ward

wart

warp

towards

worker

worship

worthy

worldwide

wardrobe

warden

award

worthless

 dwarf

 

Friday 18th March 2022

Challenge 1 - a saying o after w or qu Challenge 2 - a saying o after w or qu

want

watch

was

swan

wand

wasp

wash

squad

squash

swamp

 

wanted

watched

wander

squashed

quarrel

quality

quantity

qualify

squabble

wallet

Friday 11th March 2022

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3

key

monkey

honey

donkey

jockey

turkey

valley

money

gluey

gooey  

abbey

parsley

kidney

hockey

keyhole

pokey

pricey

trolley

monkey

jockey

journey

cockney

keyboard

volleyball

honeycomb

moneyless

honeymoon

honeysuckle

chutney

chimney

Friday 4th March 2022

Challenge 1 - o saying u Challenge 2 - o saying u

love

glove

some

come

done

above

oven

other

cover

won

money

month

Monday

mother

brother

another

uncover

discover

nothing

wonder

Friday 18th February 2022

Revision of Year 1 words Year 2 statutory words

our

house

school

friend

one

once

where

were

said

they

fast

last

father

class

glass

pass

 plant

path

bath

people

Friday 11th February 2022

a saying /or/ before l and ll a saying /or/ before l and ll

all

call

fall

ball

wall

small

tall

hall

stall

called

 

always

walked

talked

chalk

stalk

also

almost

already

alright

altogether

 

Friday 4th February 2022

Adding –ing, –ed, -er, –est and-y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant after a single vowel Adding –ing, –ed, -er, –est and-y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant after a single vowel Adding –ing, –ed, -er, –est and-y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant after a single vowel

big

bigger

biggest

hot

hotter

hottest

dad

daddy

pat

patted 

humming

hummed

dropping

dropped

sadder

saddest

runner

runny

hugged

hugging

thinnest

swimmer

stirred

grabbed

tripped

wettest

gladdest

choppy

boggy

plodding

Friday 28th January 2022

Challenge 1

(Revision: common verbs)

Challenge 2

(Year 2: adding suffixes to words ending in e with a consonant before it)

Challenge 3 

(Year 2: adding suffixes to words ending in e with a consonant before it)

play

walk

skip

chase

skate

sleep

make

take

eat

draw

hide -hiding

shake -shaking

hope -hoping

come -coming

like - liked

love - loved

dance - dancer

brave - bravest

safe - safest

shine - shiny

strange - stranger

large - larger

fierce - fiercer

gentle - gentlest

wise - wisest

fierce - fiercest

 pale - palest

prickle - prickly

scale - scaly

bone - bony

wobble - wobbly 

 

Friday 21st January 2022

Challenge 1

(Year 1 Revision: adding ing where there is no change to the root word)

Challenge 2

(Year 2: adding ing to words ending in y)

Challenge 3 

(Year 2: adding ing to words ending in y, ending in e and doubling the consonant)

walking

talking

looking

painting

going

jumping

playing

sleeping

doing

drying

copy – copying

marry – marrying

reply – replying

cry – crying

empty - emptying

study – studying

fly – flying

play – playing

pray – praying

worry - worrying

run - running

clap – clapping

chop – chopping

ski - skiing

apply - applying

bury – burying

enjoy – enjoying

supply – supplying

petrify – petrifying

believe – believing

 

Friday 14th January 2022

Challenge 1

(Year 1 Revision: adding ed, er and est where there is no change to the root word)

Challenge 2

(Year 2: adding ed, er and est to words ending in y)

Challenge 3 

(Year 2: adding ed, er and est to words ending in y)

walked

talked

looked

painted

buzzed

jumper

cracker

hunter

tallest

smallest

 

 

carry – carried

marry – married

worry – worried

copy – copied

try – tried

cry - cried

happy – happier

happy – happiest

funny – funnier

funny - funniest

reply – replied

empty – emptied

pretty – prettier

pretty – prettiest

friendly – friendlier

friendly – friendliest

lovely – lovelier

lovely- loveliest

hungry – hungrier

hungry - hungriest

Friday 3rd December 2021

Challenge 1

(High frequency words)

Challenge 2

(v spelt with ve)

Challenge 3 

(igh spelt y)

they

with

then

are

like

them

this

very

come

came

glove

above

weave

solve

serve

leave

carve

brave

alive

curve 

cry

July

multiply

reply

terrify

identify

magnify

apply

why

comply

Friday 19th November 2021

Challenge 1

(High frequency words)

Challenge 2

(Double ff/ss words) 

Challenge 3

(The sound l spelt el at the end of words)

what

when

there

about

ask

asked

back

by

call

huff

cliff

fluff

stiff

off

glass

cross

dress

grass

class

towel

cockerel

cruel

vessel

kennel

parcel

tunnel

enamel

cancel

squirrel 

 

Friday 12th November 2021

Challenge 1 (revision of Phase 4 tricky words) Challenge 2 (words with the suffix ly and no change to the root word) Challenge 3 (words with the suffix ly including those where the y is changed to an i) 

have

like

so 

do

some

come

little

one

were

out 

quickly

sadly

crossly

slowly

lovely

nicely

kindly

boldly

quietly

loudly

carefully

gracefully

happily

angrily

beautifully

gently

correctly

wrongly

finally

fairly

Friday 5th November 2021

Challenge 1 (revision of Year 1 statutory words and phase 3 tricky words) Challenge 2 (words ending in 'el') Challenge 3 (words ending in 'el')

full

house

our

they

all

are

was

you

your

said

able

apple

table

wobble

dazzle

middle

bottle

little

giggle

purple

 

multiple

cycle

double

example

sprinkle

vehicle

circle

struggle

sparkle

people

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

Challenge 1 (revision of Year 1 statutory words) Challenge 2 (Year 2 statutory words) Challenge 3 (common errors in Year 2)

come

some

one

once

friend

ask

school

put

pull

push

door

floor

again

most

both

only

children

wild

parents

climb

something

answer

suddenly

while

everything

sometimes

another

surprise

thought

always

Friday 15th October 2021

 

Challenge 1 (Y1 words for consolidation) Challenge 2 (j sound spelt g) Challenge 3 (j sound spelt g)

is

his

has

you

your

they

be

he

me

she

gem

magic

energy

giant

gerbil

gym

gel

angel

engine

rigid

energetic

gigantic

allergic

gentle

gymnastics

margin

magician

ginger

giraffe

imagine

 

 

Friday 8th October 2021

Challenge 1 (Repeated for consolidation)  Challenge 2 (j sound spelt ge or dge)  Challenge 3 (j sound spelt ge or dge)

the

do

to

today

of

said

says

are

were

was

age

huge

large

change

stage

edge

badge

fudge

bridge

hedge

 

stranger

danger

village

revenge

challenge

badger

smudge

gadget

dodgem

splodge

Friday 1st October 2021

Challenge 1  Challenge 2  Challenge 3 

she

no

go

so

by

my

here

there

where

love

face

cell

city

fancy

nice

space

ice

race

rice

mice

icicles

bicycle

circle

celery

pencil

celebrate

cinema

December

centipede

centre

Friday 24th September 2021

Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3

is

his

has

you

your

they

be

he

me

wrap

unwrap

wren

wreck

write

wrong

wrist

wrote

writer

wreath

wriggle

wrapper

wrapped

writing

written

wrinkle

wrestle

wreckage

shipwreck

wristwatch

 

Friday 17th September 2021

Challenge 1  Challenge 2  Challenge 3 

the

do

to

today

of

are

said

says

were

was

knot

know

knife

knee

knight

knew

knock

gnat

gnome

gnaw

knocked

knuckles

knickers

knowledge

knives

knead

kneeling

gnawed

gnarled

gnash

 

Phonics taught this week

Friday 29th April 2022

Sound taught Alternative spellings of c (ch) Alternative spelling of s (sc)
Example words

stomach

Christmas

chorus

muscle

science

scene

Friday 22nd April 2022

Sound taught Alternative spellings of sh ( s  ci  ti  ch  ss  ssi)
Example words

sugar

official

station

machine

tissue

passion

Friday 25th March 2022

Sound taught alternative spelling of (y)oo (ue  ew  u_e) alternative spelling of oo (ue  u_e  ew) alternative spelling of oa (o  ow  oe  o_e)
Example words

stew

rescue

amuse

clue

flute

crew 

cold

row

toe

bones

Friday 18th March 2022

Sound taught alternative spellings of igh (i_e, ie, y) alternative spelling of ee (ea, e_e, y)
Example words

knight

slide

denied

sky

 

freedom

season

athlete

heavy

 

Friday 11th March 2022

Sound taught alternative spelling of air (are ere ear) alternative spelling of ai (ay) alternative spelling of ai (a_e) alternative spelling of or (aw au) alternative spelling of or (augh  al  our)
Example words

care

where

bear

crayon

holiday

 

snake

 

paw

launch

 

 

taught

talk

four

 

Friday 4th March 2022

Sound taught alternative spelling of ur (ear) alternative spelling of ur (or after w) alternative spelling of ar (a al) alternative spelling of air (are ere ear)
Example words

earth

earn

world

worth

half

rather

care

where

bear

Friday llth February 2022

Sound taught alternative spelling of sh alternative spelling of v alternative spelling of i alternative spelling of ear alternative spelling of eer
Example words

chef

leave

pyramid

severe

 steer

Friday 4th February 2022

Sound taught alternative spelling of ch alternative spelling of f alternative spelling of j alternative spelling of n alternative spelling of s
Example words

kitchen

witch

 

 

muffin

elephant

 

 

badge

hedgehog

 

 

knitting

design

 

 

 glisten

purse

 

 

Friday 28th January 2022

Sound taught alternative sounds of ie alternative sounds of er alternative sounds of ow alternative sounds of ou alternative spelling of m
Example words

tie

field

 

farmer

her

clown

snowflake

 

about

shoulder

you

could

climber (mb)

autumn (mn)

Friday 21st January 2022

Sound taught alternative sounds of a alternative sounds of i alternative sounds of o alternative sounds of u alternative sounds of ea
Example words

bacon (ai)

wand (o)

 

climb (ie)

huney (u)

robot (oa)

 

unicorn (ue)

feather (e)

Friday 14th January 2022

Sound taught /zh/sound spelt s soft c saying s before e, y and i soft g saying j before e, y and i alternative sounds of ch alternative sounds of y
Example words

treasure

vision

leisure

face

icy

rice

gem

gymnast

magic

chef (sh)

school (c/k)

reply (igh)

happy (ee)

Friday 19th November 2021

Sound taught ear er ure dr qu
Example words appear mermaid manure drive earthquake

Friday 12th November 2021

Sound taught or ur oi ow air
Example words morning turnip joining shower hairbrush

Friday 5th November 2021

Sound taught igh oa oo (long and short) ar
Example words night toad

boot

book

 

farmyard

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

Sound taught st/str sc/scr ng ee ai
Example words 

steam

stretching

scout

screech 

stronger greedy trainer

Friday 15th October 2021

Sound taught split digraph a_e split digraph u_e

ch

tch

nch

sh

shr

th

thr

Example words escape conclude

church

switch

crunch

 

shoes

shrine

thing

throat

 

Friday 8th October, 2021

Sound taught ew oe and au split digraph e_e split digraph i_e split digraph o-e
Example word

threw

goes

August

athlete invite explode

Friday 1st October 2021

Sound taught ir ue aw wh ph
Example word girl statue claw whisker elelphant

How good is your spelling? 

Click on the pictures below, play the game and see how well you do.  

Select a year group and then a set of words. 

 

   

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