45 words your child will learn to read first

The key high-frequency words your child will be taught to read in reception

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Your child will start a reading programme as soon as they start in Reception. Children will have already been introduced to letters during pre-school or nursery, and may even have been taught some phonics. 

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The Reception teacher will concentrate on what are called high-frequency words – words that are occur commonly and are key to understanding simple text. Schools in the UK teach 45 high-frequency words in Reception, and a further 113 in Years 1 and 2. 

A great way to help your child with these key words is to print or write them out and pop a few up on the fridge or point them out when they appear in books you are reading. Encourage your child to spot all the times the word ‘the’ or ‘we’ appear. 

Here are the 45 key words for Reception…

I

go

come

went

up

you

day

was

look

are

the

of

we

this

dog

me

like

going

big

she

and

they

my

see

on

away

mum

it

at

play

no

yes

for

a

dad

can

he

am

all 

is

cat

get

said

to

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