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Word Challenge

Click on the links below to access the Word Challenge Resources. 


Whilst we teach a phonetic approach to reading, it is important to remember that some high frequency words are irregular and can not be decoded by sounding out.  We teach these tricky words in our daily phonics sessions. To aid fluency it is important for children to acquire some words which they recognise straight away, this is called a sight vocabulary. at Peterbrook we have an award system, where the children receive a coloured reading ribbon for each set of 45 words they learn to read. There are seven reading ribbons giving children a sight vocabulary of up to 315 words.


The expectation is for pupils to achieve their first 45 words by the end of Reception. The first 45 words are broken down into smaller sets to make it easier for the children when they set out learning to read. There are two stepping stone awards to make the journey to achieving their first 45 words easier.

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

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