High frequency words

For Early Years

The following words have been identified through research into the most frequently used words across a range of texts. It is of value for children to be able to recognise these words by sight to increase fluency with reading, and to support their writing. Learning these words both at home and at school will support your child in learning to read and write. 


For Years 1 & 2

All of the above plus:



  • Days of the week

  • Months of the year

  • Numbers to twenty

  • Common colour words

  • Pupil’s name and address

  • Name and address of school