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Reception tricky words – Handwriting worksheet

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PDF worksheet

Key Stage



Years R-2


This simple Reception tricky words worksheet lets children practise their letter formation and handwriting by copying words underneath. The words included are:

  • the
  • I
  • to
  • no
  • go
  • he
  • she
  • we
  • me
  • be
  • into
  • was
  • you
  • they
  • all
  • are
  • my
  • her

Reception tricky words resource

Our Reception tricky words handwriting worksheet is a valuable educational resource designed to support young learners in developing crucial handwriting skills while mastering those tricky, high-frequency words that are essential for their literacy journey.

One of the standout features of this worksheet is its focus on ‘tricky’ words. These are words that cannot be sounded out phonetically, making them a challenge for young readers and writers.

By providing a dedicated space for practicing these words, our worksheet gives EYFS students a head start in recognising and writing them correctly, ultimately boosting their reading comprehension and writing fluency.

The layout of the worksheet is carefully designed to be visually appealing and child-friendly. Large, clear fonts and ample writing space ensure that young learners can practise their handwriting with ease.

Furthermore, our worksheet aligns with EYFS educational objectives, promoting fine motor skill development, letter formation, and an early understanding of high-frequency words. These foundational skills are vital for a child’s overall literacy development, setting the stage for more advanced reading and writing tasks in the future.

Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the ease of incorporating this worksheet into their teaching routines or home learning activities. It serves as an excellent tool for tracking a child’s progress in handwriting and tricky word recognition, allowing you to provide targeted support where needed.

Jelly and Bean’s reading scheme follows the phonic progression of the UK government’s Letters and Sounds, including the introduction of the first 100 high-frequency words, followed by the next 200 words.

Reception tricky words worksheet
Reception tricky words – Handwriting worksheet

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