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Please log into BUG CLUB and support your child to read a book at their reading level. If you do not have your child's log in details, please email Miss Bal on: for these details. 

Miss Bal will be checking who is logging into Bug Club, reading and completing the Bug Questions, house points will be awarded to those children! 

Tricky words 

Tricky words cannot be sounded out easily. 

Early readers may find tricky words difficult to read as they have not yet learned some of the graphemes in those words: the word ‘want’ has the ‘o’ sound instead of ‘a,’ which is how it is spelt. This means that children find it difficult to read out the word, as the sounds don’t accompany the letters. They are sometimes known as irregular words, common exception words, or sight words


How to support your child to read tricky words:

  • Encourage your child to sound out the parts of the word they know and give your child support with sounds they don't know. Using the same tricky word example 'want,' your child can pronounce the 'w' sound before you demonstrate how to pronounce the 'a' sound.
  • Explain letter-sound correspondences - for example, the letter 'a' is pronounced differently in 'ran' and 'was.' Overtime if you keep explaining the difference in the way a letter looks and sounds, your child will be able to recognise both letter-sound correspondences which eventually will make it easier for them to read new words.
  • Compile a list of tricky words you know your child struggles with and practise these until they can read them independently and confidently
  • Practice and repetition are important when teaching your child to read tricky words 


What are Common Exception Words?

Common exception words are words that do not follow the common phonetic spelling rules children learn in Year 1 and Year 2. These are also called tricky words or sight words as you must learn to recognise them, and can't sound them out. They aren't decodable using the normal rules and letter-sounds in phonics.

Tuesday and Thursday Tasks...

Reading Challenge 

Download a phonics worksheet & a reading worksheet.

Encourage & support your child through reading the phonics worksheet, use the 'help my child with reading' document to support questions when reading with your child. 

Have a 5-minute break and then read the reading worksheet to your child or you can do some team reading and take turns to read the text...

Discuss what you are reading so that your child has an awareness of the text to answer the questions as independently as possible. 

Developing comprehension skills is important and in line with National Curriculum Statements for Reading.