One of the National Curriculum expectations for Year 1 is that pupils should use phonic strategies in reading and writing words that are unfamiliar to them. Therefore, pupils learn new phonic spelling patterns and the weekly spelling list reflects the phonemes and graphemes that they have been learning at school.
Pupils are also expected to learn how to spell ‘Red’ words, those that aren’t fully decodable and have a tricky bit in them.
The list may also contain some High Frequency words which are commonly used in children’s writing. These words may be decodable or non-decodable.
The English Curriculum places high expectations on being able to spell proficiently, so please help your child to learn their spellings every week.
Year 1 Spellings and Homework