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Common exception words


Starter- Spelling game linked below. Read the word it is showing you and spell it using the letters below. Children can extend this activity by writing a sentence with the words they are spelling. Who can write the most amazing sentence?


Task- Look at the first list of common exception words, from 'the' to 'was'.

Read through the words in the list and discuss it. Can you verbally produce a sentence with this word in? Children do not need to write the sentence but should be able to speak it confidently to someone in the house. 


- Practice spelling the words in the first list a couple of times. Challenge: can you write it without looking?

Read the sentences below. Can children spot the common exception words they have learnt and read the words independently?


The pink car is fast.

I went to a party today. 

I like to do maths.

My mum said she was happy.

The children are going to school.

Harry says he is good at swimming.