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Know Some Exception Words

In this worksheet, students will look at exception words from the Year 3/4 spelling list.

'Know Some Exception Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Exception Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

There are some words which are more challenging to spell and we can use a range of different methods to help us learn them. 


In this activity, we are going to look at the following list of words:













There are a number of ways to help you learn these spellings - you need to work out what works best for you! 




Here are some ideas:

1) Use a 'spelling voice' when saying the words e.g. CAL EN DAR, focusing on the AR sound at the end.

2) Make up rhymes to help you with the trickier parts e.g. OUR favOURite game is tag.

3) Be creative - make pictures or songs to help you.

4) Keep writing them over and over again or make the words with sticks or items around your house. 


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Start off by seeing if you can learn some of these words and then have a go at the activity! 

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