In Key Stage 1 we follow the Monster Phonics Scheme for teaching reading and spelling.
Year 1 spellings follow the Monster Phonics spelling scheme and are colour coded to support children's learning and reinforce the spelling for each phoneme (sound). Children will have 10 spellings a week to practice at home. Please also practice any other words containing the sounds that we are learning. Spelling tests will be on a Monday afternoon and spelling scores will be written in the back of children's reading diaries. Please practise reading and spelling these words with your children at home. This link gives you some lovely ideas for learning spellings at home: https://monsterphonics.com/free-resources/fun-ways-to-help-children-learn-phonics-spelling/
Monster Phonics categorises the sounds in the English language into 10 monsters. These monsters will be a huge part of your child's learning. Please look at them at home and talk about the monsters together. Here is a link to a video that introduces the monsters: https://youtu.be/5u0N7LJIW0Q
The poster below is what we are using in the classroom to learn the sounds each monster makes.
In Reception and Year 1 children are expected to learn the 100 High Frequency words. These are words that appear frequently in our reading and writing. Below is a poster of these words using the Monsters to categorise them.
In Year 1 and Year 2 children are taught the next 200 words to read and write.
Class 2 spellings
Year 1 and 2 are expected to each learn a set of Common Exception Words (CEW). These are frequently used words that don't follow the coloured monter spelling rules that we learn in phonics lessons. The powerpoint below lists all of the Common Exception Words for each year group using the Monster Phonics colours. These words will be sent as spellings later in the year for children to learn to read and write. Please practise these words as much as possible so your child can fly like an eagle in their reading and writing.