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List of spelling words year 1/2/3?

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Cat98 Mon 24-Mar-14 17:09:44

Has anyone got access to any lists of the spelling words children usually need to learn in these age groups please?
Thank you.

PastSellByDate Mon 24-Mar-14 17:31:25

Hi Cat98:

St. Ambrose primary has on-line resources for spelling which I've found useful:

KS1 (Y1/ Y2) here:

KS2 (Y3 - Y6) here: - KS2 spelling pages have on-line quizzes which usually are automatically marked and were a real help for DD1 to review spelling rules (however beware that a few of the quizzes don't work - so you have to check answers yourself).


Woodlands Junior School literacy pages: - you'll have to explore a bit to determine what is appropriate for your child - but topics like spelling, plurals, alphabetical order, etc... help to guide you.

Crickweb has some nice resources:



again - like woodlands literacy zone - you'll have to explore a bit to ensure they're working at the right level.


BBC BITESIZE KS1 (intended for Year 2, but sometimes useful in Year 3, especially if struggling a bit):


also would recommend introducing from mid to late Y2:

Junior Scrabble (board has words spelled out on one side & normal board on the other) - great to get them thinking about words & spellings.

Boggle - encourages thinking about words/ spellings.

Bananagrams - very similar - but tiles only. We tend to pour these out on the table at the start of the weekend and add words now and then (but girls are older).


Cat98 Tue 25-Mar-14 07:16:43

Thanks very much, v helpful.

Neverhere Tue 25-Mar-14 21:41:50

The new curriculum has word lists for ks1, lower ks2 and upper ks2.

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