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Year 2 common exception words flashcards

Year 2 exception words flashcards
In exception words, the English spelling code works in an unusual / uncommon way. Use these flashcards to help your child practise writing these Y2 common exception words.
Keystage:  KS1, Year 2

What are common exception words?

Common exception words are those tricky words in English that don't follow the typical spelling patterns or pronunciation rules. They're like the rebels of the language world, breaking the rules and doing their own thing.

When your child encounters common exception words, they might struggle because these words don't play by the rules they've been taught so far. They're often irregular in spelling or pronunciation, so they require special attention and practice.

In primary school, teachers focus on teaching these words separately because they can't be sounded out or spelled phonetically like most words. Instead, your child will need to memorise them by sight.

As a parent, you can support your child's learning of common exception words by practicing them together, using flashcards or games, and reinforcing them in everyday reading and writing activities. 

How will these flashcards of common exception words help my Year 2 child?

These teacher-created flashcards will help your child learn common exception words by embedding the word into their memory through repetition, visual prompts and written practice. They are encouraged to trace the words, write them out independently on the cards, then (with some adult help) cut the cards out and use them to test their knowledge.