High Frequency Words

High frequency  words are the most commonly used words in children’s early speaking, reading and writing.  

Your child will be taught the following words in each Phase of the Letter and Sounds phonics programme.

Phase 2

a

an

as

at

if

in

is

it

of

off

on

can

dad

had

back

and

get

big

him

his

not

got

up

mum

but

the

to

I

no

go

into

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 3

will

that

this

then

them

with

see

for

now

down

look

too

he

she

we

me

be

was

you

they

all

are

my

her

 

Phase 4

went

It’s

from

children

just

help

said

have

like

so

do

some

come

were

there

little

one

when

out

what

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 5

don’t

old

I’m

by

time

house

about

your

day

made

came

make

here

saw

very

put

oh

their

people

Mr

Mrs

looked

called

asked

could

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next 200 common words in order

         water

       away        good want over

how

did man going

where

would

or took school

think

home

who didn’t ran

know

bear

can’t again cat

long

things

new after wanted eat
everyone our two has

yes

play

take thought dog

well

find

more I’ll round

tree

magic shouted us other

food

fox

through way been

stop

must

red door right

sea

these

began boy animals

never

next

first work lots need
that’s baby fish gave

mouse

something

bed may still

found

live

say soon night

narrator

small

car couldn’t three head
king town I’ve around

every

garden

fast

only

many laughed
let’s much suddenly told

another

great

why cried keep

room

last jumped because even

am

before gran clothes tell

key

fun

place mother sat boat
window sleep feet morning

queen

each

book its green

different

let

girl which inside

run

any

under hat snow

air

trees bad tea top

eyes

fell

friends box dark grandad
there’s looking end than

best

better hot sun across

gone

hard

floppy really wind wish
eggs once please thing

stopped

ever

miss most cold park
lived birds duck horse

rabbit

white

coming he’s river

liked

giant looks use along

plants

dragon pulled We’re fly

grow

Use the ‘flash cards’ below to help your child practise these important words.

Phase 2Phase 3Phase 4Phase 5

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