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In Year 1 the children learn to spell words using the sounds they read. Every week we have a spelling pattern. We read and spell words with that pattern. Some of the words will be sent home as homework but more will be practised in class. Every week, usually on a Friday, there is a spelling test. The children are tested on their homework words as well as 2 'mystery words' which we have practised with the same pattern.

Children who get full marks in the spelling test are given a house point.

In Year 1 the children also learn the Year 1 Common Exception Words. These are words that the children use regularly in their writing.