The Keywords We Learn

These are the school’s key words and it is essential that children are able to:

1. Read each set by sight.

We suggest that you concentrate on a column of 5 each week, to allow children to practice and be successful. While a child is learning to read a word, they should be encouraged to use their phonic skills and sound out the letters.  Words which are in italics are tricky words and, therefore, sounding out WILL NOT work, so children should not be encouraged to sound these out; these tricky words just need to be learned by sight. As a child becomes more confident with a word, they will not need to sound it out.

If you are not sure how we teach the children to blend sounds you might like to click on the links below:

Sound of the English Phonic Code – Synthetic Phonics

Alphablock A-Z of Letter Sounds

2. Spell each set.

We suggest that once a child can read a  column of words confidently they are taught to spell them.

Underlined words are Y1/2 Common Exception words and words in bold are the first 100 high frequency words.

The keywords document is available via the below link.

Keywords document