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Year 1 Common Exception Words: KS1 Word Mat and Word Cards Pack

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This Key Stage 1 pack has been put together to support teachers in ensuring that children are familiar with the Year 1 common exception words, both for reading and for spelling.

The words are presented on cards for display; and as mats (in alphabetical and non-alphabetical order) that can be used for table work.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Assessment sheets
    These PDFs come in two versions, alphabetical and non-alphabetical order, so you can tick off words as they are learnt
  • CEW word mats
    These also come in alphabetical and non-alphabetical versions
  • Printable CEW word cards
    These clear and colourful word cards fit four to a page for you to print, cut out and keep

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 They also often referred to as tricky words.

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

  • common exception words for display
  • common exception words table mat (alphabetical order)
  • common exception words table mat (non-alphabetical order)
  • assessment sheet (alphabetical order)
  • assessment sheet (non-alphabetical order)
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