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Year 2 Common Exception Words – KS1 Spelling Worksheets Pack 3

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These PDF worksheets, covering common exception words, are an excellent way for children in Y2 to revise and practise spelling these words.

The worksheets include five 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 five sections:

  • Tips
    Tick which words are spelt correctly.
  • Check
    Circle the words that are spelt correctly, and place the words into the correct sentences.
  • Use
    Use the images, and the words underneath, to write a sentence about each
  • Change
    Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a new word, which should be one of the Year 2 common exception words
  • Apply
    Write a description of the picture, trying to use as many of the words listed as possible

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 2 common exception words

  • door
  • floor
  • poor
  • because
  • find
  • kind
  • mind
  • behind
  • child
  • wild
  • climb
  • most
  • only
  • both
  • old
  • cold
  • gold
  • hold
  • told
  • every
  • everybody
  • even
  • great
  • break
  • steak
  • pretty
  • beautiful
  • after
  • fast
  • last
  • past
  • father
  • class
  • grass
  • pass
  • plant
  • path
  • bath
  • hour
  • move
  • prove
  • improve
  • sure
  • sugar
  • eye
  • could
  • should
  • would
  • who
  • whole
  • any
  • many
  • clothes
  • busy
  • people
  • water
  • again
  • half
  • money
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • parents
  • Christmas

National Curriculum English programme of study links

read further 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, common exception words and punctuation taught so far

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