Repeated exposure to tricky words is needed for your child to spell the common exception words. These words cannot be sounded out, children find this difficult as their learning of spelling words in school is based on Read Write Inc methods such as Fred fingers (the children sound out and blend the word). 'Fred talk' is for words children can sound out i.e. pat,sun, car etc. When it is not possible to sound out the word, we call these 'tricky words', this is where repeated exposure at home and at school is necessary for children to remember how to spell those words.
Some more information about how we teach spelling of common words can be found on www.oxfordowl.co.uk, www.ruthmiskin.com
Children will be given weekly spelling homework each Wednesday, initially these words will be common exception words, children will not be able to sound out these words, they must use the 'look, cover, write' approach until they are secure with that spelling.
Children will also receive some words for spelling from their phonics lesson these will be words the children can sound out using their phonic knowledge.