Spelling Challenge

Please find below lists of the new words that your child will be learning to spell at some point in school. The lists comprise of many common ‘exception’ words. Exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way, they may be exceptions to spelling rules, or words which use a particular combination of letters to represent sound patterns in a rare or unique way.

Set 1 – 7

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

a

he

look

some

their

by

know

I

she

that

one

Mr

make

again

go

we

this

come

Mrs

here

new

the

me

then

were

ask

saw

after

to

be

them

there

could

water

wanted

no

was

with

child

old

good

our

and

you

down

when

love

want

has

is

they

said

out

says

how

thought

as

all

so

what

today

where

find

of

are

have

children

oh

would

more

into

my

like

do

house

school

round

his

her

little

people

your

who

magic

 

Set 8 – 14

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

 

other

only

before

gone

steak

move

Christmas

 

through

many

clothes

really

pretty

hour

toe

 

door

laughed

place

please

both

sure

watch

 

right

poor

mother

most

wild

sugar

warm

 

these

suddenly

morning

cold

climb

improve

hopeless

 

first

told

queen

white

hold

eye

station

 

work

another

different

use

beautiful

should

brother

 

baby

great

which

plant

behind

whole

kitchen

 

night

why

any

fly

floor

half

afraid

 

head

cried

friend

break

kind

money

around

 

every

because

better

everybody

prove

busy

bright

 

mind

even

father

gold

 

parents

wheel

 

 

Set 15 – 21

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

crying

true

sound

squash

yawn

catches

buzzed

rescue

mouth

horse

brown

family

notch

catch

dried

thief

pie

score

alphabet

quickest

point

field

elephant

share

dinosaur

while

annoy

theme

wore

sketch

unfair

playground

bridge

complete

instead

beard

dodge

badge

jacket

village

meant

burst

scared

unload

fancy

squirrel

giant

quiet

author

phonics

knee

huge

happier

city

replied

bulge

fudge

nostril

adjust

chimney

knock

hiker

wrote

about

dropped

bottle

worm

written

donkey

shiny

those

bread

hospital

penniless

capital

television

monkey

wrong

dream

dropping

 

pencil

coach

happiness

 

Set 22 – 28

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

tried

chief

crawl

fair

draw

accident

weight

dolphin

astronaut

pair

pear

shore

believe

various

edge

chair

wear

nicest

careful

business

therefore

energy

gnat

dare

wander

sadness

caught

strength

join

middle

undo

worth

apple

describe

regular

replied

fossil

playful

towards

tinsel

enough

question

quantity

carries

plainness

fiction

animal

extreme

purpose

usual

replying

merriment

enjoyment

section

forward

perhaps

plentiful

valley

national

happily

knight

group

ordinary

hutch

treasure

fetch

grows

giraffe

heard

minute

church

motion

flies

goes

gnaw

increase

library

third

bare

happiest

humming

copier

natural

island

Set 29 – 30

29

30

actual

address

bicycle

breathe

calendar

certain

although

decide

suppose

height

recent

imagine

quarter

surprise

promise

special

circle

remember

famous

material

experience

learn

guard

knowledge

Your child will be given the appropriate 'Spelling Challenge' sheets to bring home and practice.

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