Helping Your Child to Read and Write Tricky Words in Y1: Autumn Term: 1st Half

Your child's school should let you know which tricky words your child is learning to read and write. However, if you haven't received this information, this section of the website should give you a useful guide (although words do vary according to the phonics programme used by each school). Your child may also be working at a faster/slower pace than that indicated so pick the section that is appropriate for his/her needs by moving forwards or backwards a term at a time:

Lesley's Activities:

Letters and Sounds Phase 5a: Herbs & Spices Tricky Words

7th January 2021
In this activity children have to identify the tricky word which is being made with the herb/spices. They could have a go at using this technique to practise spelling tricky words themselves.
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Letters and Sounds Phase 5a: Phase 5a Tricky Word Spelling Bingo

7th January 2021
Download 8 tricky word missing letter boards from the website gold treasure chest here: https://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticph... In this activity the children have a bingo board and so do I. The children have to identify which word is missing the grapheme shown. The winning board is the first one to complete all words.
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Letters and Sounds Phase 5a: Tricky Word Washing Line

7th January 2021
In this activity children have to rearrange the socks on the washing line to spell tricky words.
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Activities on Other Websites:

Reading:

oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked

'Their' Song

their song

A YouTube video your child can sing and move to. Useful for learning to read this tricky word.

Play the video


Writing:

said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there

'There' Song

there song

A YouTube video your child can sing and move to. Useful for learning to write this tricky word.

Play the video


Writing activities for any of the above words:

Magnetic Letters

magnetic letters

A whiteboard with letters of the alphabet along the bottom. Call out a tricky word your child needs to practise writing. Then he/she clicks on the letters to make the word appear on the whiteboard. 

  Play

 

Foam Phonemes

foam phonemesFrom ictgames.com. A set of single letter graphemes and digraphs which, when pressed, are fired from a cannon (just ignore the graphemes that haven't been introduced at this stage). They can then be dragged onto the water to make tricky words (this will mostly involve using the letters on the left hand side, as if they were magnetic letters). 

Play

Writing Trays

Below are links to a variety of creative trays you can make and use with your child to help him/her learn to write tricky words. Select one that links to your child's interests or the current time of year, as this should motivate him/her to write. Call out a tricky word your child needs to practise and ask him/her to write it in the tray.

Dinosaur Swamp

Autumn

Ocean

Rainbow

Snow

Valentines

Star Wars

Magical Fairy Dust

Moon Dust

Harry Potter

How to make lavender and glitter salt for a writing tray

Use the writing activities at the bottom of this page.