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Stages and high frequency words

The following tables include all 100 high frequency words, and the stage that they are introduced in. The high frequency words are divided into decodable words and sight words.

DECODABLE WORDS: these can be read by sounding out the letters (graphemes) and their sounds (phonemes)

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4
and
at
back
can
dad
get
had
him
in
it
not
on
up
big
but
did
got
if
much
off well
which
will
for
help
her
mum
must
now
went
when
an
came
down
from
it’s
just
like
made
our
out
right
time
too

SIGHT WORDS: these cannot be decoded, and must be learned by sight.

Each progressing stage introduces new sight words, with repetition of the sight words that have already been introduced.

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4
a
his
is
of
the
as
go
has
he
here
I
no
oh
so
that
them
then
this
to
with
all
are
be
because
do
me
more
Mr
my
one
said
some
there
they
two
want
was
we
why
you
by
come
day
give
have
into
little
live
Mrs
put
so
very
what
where
who
your

Last Revision: 08.08.2022