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Tricky words


Today will be a tricky word practise day.  It is important the children practise reading and writing their tricky words regularly.  Start by playing games that use the phase 2 and 3 words:

I, no, go, to, the, into

he, she, we, be, me, we, was, my, you, they, her, all, are

Here are some online and flashcard games you can use to help your child practise.


A physical game:

Jump the lily pads

This is just one of many great ‘tricky’ word games that you can play outside. Have hoops or draw circles on the ground with ‘tricky’ words written in chalk inside them. There are many games you can play.  Roll a big dice and then jump down the hoops until you get to the correct pad and say the word. The winner is the first person to get to the end.

Children find it quite good fun just jumping down the lily pads and saying the words. You can also throw things like beanbags into the hoops and try to say the word that you hit. If you have a water pistol or bucket of water and paintbrush the children can hunt for a given word and wash it away with water.