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Tricky word activities

There is some evidence from psychology studies that we use the shapes of words to recognise them. The shape of a word is made up of the ascending (tall letters), descending (letters that go under the line) and neutral (short) letters. This could be one of the reasons we find reading a sentence made up […]

High frequency words for spelling

High Frequency words We have just published a series of pages on High Frequency Words, including checklists and word cards which can be found in our English, Early Years Resources section of the site. These words are recommended in the Letters and Sounds phonic teaching programme for Phases 2, 3, 4 and 5. They are […]