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Year 1

pp7_penguin13These spellings are taken from the Revised 2014 final version English National Curriculum for Year 1.  

The booklets contain 12 weekly spellings which use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. They are available in either print or a joined cursive style to aid handwriting. The word puzzles are linked to each of the spellings and can be used as homework or extension activities for their reinforcement.  Dictations are also available and can be used as either dictation exercises or spelling tests.

Schools may order the resources from here.

Spelling booklets, along with corresponding word puzzles and dictation sentences are also available for Infant, Junior and Primary Schools and may be ordered from this page.

The slideshow shows examples from the Year 1 term 1 set 1 spelling booklet and word puzzle booklet, which may be ordered from the links below.

  • y1 t1 set 1

  • y1 t1 set 2

Expand the drop down boxes below to see a full list of weekly spelling sets included in each termly booklet.

Term 1 spelling lists

Set 1: CVC words
Set 2: CVC and CCVC words
Set 3: CVC, CCVC and CCVCC words
Set 4: Words containing 'ch', 'sh', 'th' and 'wh'
Set 5: Words ending in 'll', 'ss', 'ff', 'zz' and 'ck'
Set 6: Words ending in 'nk' and words of two syllables
Set 7: Words ending in 'tch' and 've'
Set 8: Words ending in 's' and ‘es'
Set 9: Words with short vowel sounds ending in 'er' and 'est'
Set 10: Words with long vowel sounds ending in 'er' and 'est'
Set 11: Words containing 'ai' and 'oi'
Set 12: Words containing 'ay' and 'oy'

Term 1 spelling and activity booklets.

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Term 2 spelling lists

Set 1: Words with ‘a-e’
Set 2: Words with ‘e-e’ and ‘i-e’
Set 3: Words with ‘o-e’ and ‘u-e’
Set 4: Words with ‘ar’ and ‘ee’
Set 5: Words with ‘ea’
Set 6: Words with ‘er’
Set 7: Words with ‘ir’ and ‘ur’
Set 8: Words with ‘oo’ as in spoon
Set 9: Words with ‘oo’ as in bull
Set 10: Words with ‘oe’ and ‘oa’
Set 11: Words with ‘ou’
Set 12: Words with ‘ow’

Term 2 spelling and activity booklets.

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Term 3 spelling lists

Set 1: Words with ‘ue’ and ‘ew’
Set 2: Words with 'ie' as /ee/ and /ie/
Set 3: Words with 'igh' as /ie/
Set 4: Words with 'or' and 'ore'
Set 5: Words with 'aw' and 'au'
Set 6: Words with 'air' and 'ear'
Set 7: Words with 'are' and 'ear' as /air/
Set 8: Words ending in 'y'
Set 9: Words with 'ph' as /f/ and 'wh'
Set 10: Words with 'k' before 'e', 'i' and 'y'
Set 11: Prefix 'un' to make opposite
Set 12: Compound words

Term 3 spelling and activity booklets.

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All 3 terms spelling and activity booklets.

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