The essential word lists are the most important words for children to learn to spell as they make up over 70% of all the words we use in everyday writing.
You can help your child to achieve success in writing by helping them to learn the words on this list.
Download the Essential word lists 1 - 8.
Kidspot gives a nice description of the Look Cover, Write, Say method for learning to spell words. Give it a go at home, or speak to your child's teacher about other ways to learn new words.