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Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 1 Common Exception Words

There are 45 year 1 common exception words that children should ideally know how to read and spell by the end of year 1. These are words that defy the rules of phonics! We sometimes call them 'tricky words' because we can't reliably use our knowledge of phonics to sound them out when trying to read or spell them.

Below are links to some resources if your child needs to do some work on these words. There is a checklist where you can record which of the words your child can read and/or write. You can then use this to focus on the ones that need to be practised. There is a separate activity sheet for each word so that you can print off only the ones you need. There are also 'tricky word' practice games on the phonics websites listed in the phonics section of this class page.