Spelling and Word lists

Key stage 1
Within Key stage one spellings are taught during the daily phonics lessons. In the initial stages (levels 1-4) this is a weekly focus on the tricky words. This covers both the reading and then the spelling of these words. For a list of these words please see below. In levels 5 and 6 the learning of tricky words continues but there are also eight words introduced each week based on a sound pattern or spelling pattern. Level 6 also includes a lesson each week with a grammar focus.
What are tricky words?
Tricky words (or common exception words) are words that children are unable to segment to read. Sometimes this is because the words are being introduced to them before the graphemes e.g. like. The teaching of these words asks the children to focus on the part of the word that is tricky such as the 'y' in my. 
Key stage 2
Once the daily phonics sessions are no longer required we use No-nonsense spelling to cover the requirements of the national curriculum in a progressive manner. The focus of the programme is on the teaching of spelling, using knowledge of spelling conventions e.g. patterns and rules but it also takes into consideration the need to learn spellings such as statutory words and common exceptions. Teachers are able to adapt the programme according to the specific needs of the children within their classes.