Spelling is an even bigger requirement of the new curriculum for English. Children have to be competent with a variety of prefixes (which are added to the start of words - e.g. un, dis) and suffixes (which are added to the end of words - e.g. -ly -ing -tion). This goes alongside the requirement for them to spell exception words correctly and make the correct choices of which phonic sounds to use in different words. In Year 1 and 2 the common exception word lists will be taught first. The spelling lists for each year group can be found below. Any extra practise at home can really help to support and build on the work that children are doing in school.
In the EYFS spelling is taught as part of the daily phonics lesson alongside the phonic phases. Children who are meeting age related expectations will be secure in Phase 3 by the end of the EYFS.
Common Exception Word Lists