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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

‘Welcome to our valley. We are proud to grow here together’

Tricky Words

Tricky words are common words which are not able to be segmented, these are sometimes tricky for the children to read and write.  In our Supersonic Phonics Friends scheme the children will learn new tricky words with Tess each week.  


Within all areas of our classroom and during writing sessions the children have access to Tricky Word mats, seen below, which they can use to support their writing.

Basic 2 Tricky Words:

 Basic 3 Tricky Words:

Basic 4 Tricky Words:

The Higher Levels of Phonics Tricky Words:

5C Choose to Use:

5B Switch It:

Useful Resources:

Linked below are memorable YouTube videos we often used in school to help the children to remember how to spell our tricky words.  However you'll notice not all of our tricky words are included, the tune and lyrics can be followed by yourselves for the other words.