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Key Words

Over the year the Reception children will be introduced to a selection of Key words or High Frequency words, these are also know as Tricky words. The list is made up of a range of simple and commonly used words, which the children will see frequently in the early stages of reading. The children are encouraged to read these words by sight recall and to avoid segmenting and blending them using phonics awareness. The keywords have been organised into groups; linked to the units of Phonics International. The children will be taught the specific set of words linked to the unit of phonics they are learning.