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This week in Letters and Sounds we will be working on our Common Exception Words. 

Here are the Year 1 Common Exception Words. 


Your first job is to work with an adult to see how many of these words you can read on sight.  Some of these words can be read by sounding out but please try not to.  Being able to read these words on sight will help to develop your child's reading fluency.  smiley


Then pick the first 5 words that you have found difficult, write them on flash cards and practise reading them on sight.  You could stick them up around the house and try to read them each time you see them. 



We have been thinking about our Common Exception Words.  Yesterday, you read them with your adult and found out which ones you are unsure of.  Ask your grown up to hide the five words around one of the rooms in your house.  Once you have found them, read them on sight. 


Once you are able to read these words on sight you could pick five new ones and repeat.  By the end of the week it would be great if you could read all of the Common Exception Words. 


Please can you have a go at finding the Common Exception Words in the word search below.


Today we are going to focus on the word 'was'.  It is a funny word.  It doesn't look like you would expect when you sound it out but it is a word that we use a lot.  Which letter looks like it shouldn't be there?  Well done, it is the 'a'.  It sounds like it should be an 'o'.


Please complete the worksheet below.  Hopefully, by the end of it you will be able to read and spell the word 'was' all by yourself. 


This week we have been reading the Common Exception Words for Year 1.  Have a look at this worksheet.  There are some missing letters form the common exception words.  Can you work out what the missing letters are?  You can use your Common Exception Words word mat to help you (there is a picture of this mat under the Letters and Sounds lesson on Monday).


Today you are going to do a Common Exception Word spelling test.  Find a piece of paper (lined would be brilliant) and listen to your grown up as they read the common exception words aloud.  Hopefully you can write some from memory.  If you can't remember what they look like, you can use your sound knowledge.  How many are you able to spell?