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Year 1 Common Exception Words Spelling Worksheets Pack 2

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These PDF worksheets, covering common exception words, are an excellent way for children in Key Stage 1 to revise and practise spelling these words.

This is pack 2 of 7 covering Y1 CEW.

The worksheets include different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.

This primary resource is divided into three sections:

  • Tips
    Learn the spelling of these tricky words
  • Check
    Tick the common exception words that are spelt correctly, then put each word into the correct sentences
  • Use
    Use the words in the boxes to write a sentence about each picture

What are common exception words?

Common exception words are words which don’t follow the common rules of spelling, or which use letter combinations to represent sounds in an uncommon way.

Year 1 common exception words

  • the
  • a
  • do
  • to
  • today
  • of
  • said
  • says
  • are
  • were
  • was
  • is
  • his
  • has
  • I
  • you
  • your
  • they
  • be
  • he
  • me
  • she
  • we
  • no
  • go
  • so
  • by
  • my
  • here
  • there
  • where
  • love
  • come
  • some
  • one
  • once
  • ask
  • friend
  • school
  • put
  • push
  • pull
  • full
  • house
  • our

National Curriculum English programme of study links

read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word

spell common exception words

write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far

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