High Frequency Words

Please find below a list of the high frequency words that your child will be learning at school. High frequency words are common words that appear very often in written texts. They are a mixture of decodable words (words that can be easily sounded out) and tricky / exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way). It is important that your child learns how to read these words as they will make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in everyday texts. At school your child will be learning these words as part of their phonics lessons and they will bring high frequency word sets home to practice.

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a

is

into

he

look

said

do

I

it

had

she

that

so

when

go

can

but

we

this

have

out

the

mum

not

me

then

like

what

to

dad

get

be

them

some

went

no

up

big

was

with

come

it’s

and

an

him

you

see

were

from

in

as

his

they

for

there

children

on

if

got

all

now

little

just

at

of

put

are

down

one

help

 

off

back

my

will

 

 

 

 

 

her

too

 

 

 

 

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9

10

11

12

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14

 

oh

by

water

or

again

has

tree

 

their

time

away

took

cat

yes

magic

 

people

house

good

school

long

play

shouted

 

Mr

about

want

think

things

take

us

 

Mrs

your

over

home

new

thought

other

 

looked

day

how

who

after

dog

food

 

called

made

did

didn’t

wanted

well

fox

 

asked

came

man

ran

eat

find

through

 

could

make

going

know

everyone

more

way

 

don’t

here

where

bear

our

I’ll

been

 

old

saw

would

can’t

two

round

stop

 

I’m

very

 

 

 

 

must

 

 

 

 

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21

red

lots

live

I’ve

another

gran

morning

door

need

say

around

great

clothes

queen

right

that’s

soon

every

why

tell

each

sea

baby

night

garden

cried

key

book

these

fish

narrator

fast

keep

fun

its

began

gave

small

only

room

place

green

boy

mouse

car

many

last

mother

different

animals

something

couldn’t

laughed

jumped

sat

let

never

bed

three

lets

because

boat

girl

next

may

head

much

even

window

which

first

still

king

suddenly

am

sleep

inside

work

found

town

told

before

feet

run

 

 

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any

box

gone

miss

river

under

dark

hard

most

liked

hat

grandad

floppy

cold

giant

snow

there’s

really

park

looks

air

looking

wind

lived

use

trees

end

wish

birds

along

bad

than

eggs

duck

plants

tea

best

once

horse

dragon

top

better

please

rabbit

pulled

eyes

hot

thing

white

we’re

fell

sun

stopped

coming

fly

friends

across

ever

he’s

grow