I wonder if anyone could point me in the direction of a list of words which children should be able to spell by the end of KS1 please? My DD1 is at the end of year 1 and her spelling is very poor, but I've no idea what children should be able to spell by the end of year 1 and indeed what they should be able to spell by the end of year 2.
It would be helpful to know what we are working towards. Any guidance would be hugely appreciated.
sybilfaulty What phases of phonics has your DD completed? There are six in total, with phase 6 usually being completed in year 2 (I think). Rather than printing lists of key words - which I think are defunct now - I would google the phonic stages and take it from there.
My DD is just finishing year 2 and I know towards the end they were looking at words with different pre-fixes, suffixes, compound words, that sort of thing, but that was in the top group; I'm guessing lower groups will be covering those in year 3. HTH.
The high frequency words are not defunct. They are words, which, as the name suggest, are used frequently in writing, and they are not always phonetically spelled, for example, who, why, what, etc. which is why they need to be learnt.