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Reception Keywords

Below are the Reception 45 keywords that your child should be able to read by the end of the Reception year. They are broken down into 9 sets from the easiest to the hardest. Most of the words your child will be able to 'sound out' to read but the words highlighted in yellow are 'tricky words' that cannot be sounded out. Your child must be able to recognise and read these words confidently.


If you would like a new copy of the Reception keywords

to use at home, please ask your child's class teacher.