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What are the 45 key words for reception class

(6 Posts)
Twiglett Tue 23-May-06 07:18:23

please

gladbag Tue 23-May-06 07:23:50

here you go

Twiglett Tue 23-May-06 07:35:28

thank you .. I don't think DS's class do them tbh ..at least haven't seen or heard of them

gladbag Tue 23-May-06 07:48:44

You may find, especially if the school are doing a very phonic based reading and spelling approach, that they don't really focus on the 'high frequency' words'. I used to only focus on the ones that were really hard to read phonetically, so didn't bother 'sight-learning' words like.....
dog
big
can
on
see
it
and
....because children learnt to sound them out anyway. Of the 45 words the children only sight learnt.....
I
go
you
are
the
of
was
come
we
me
she
they
my
no
he
all
said
....because they were hard to sound out. HTH

Twiglett Tue 23-May-06 07:53:23

thanks

yes first year employing phonics for school

I'm sure DS could do them all though

23balloons Wed 24-May-06 17:06:00

in ds's school the have the 45 key words. They started in Sept coming home with 2-3 words/week laminated and put in a folder in his book bag. He had learned all of the words by Easter.

Recently his teacher gave me a list of Year 1 & 2 words for him to look at. This method of learning has really worked with him as when he sees a key word in a book he says it immediately. I bought a pack of ladybird 100 words flash cards from Waterstones which include the first 45 words and he is learning a few more words each week because he wants to. A lot of them are quite difficult to sound out phonetically.

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