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Alien, pseudo words, nonsense words, non-words......


These words go by a selection of names. So long as your child can use their phonic skills to have a go at reading them we aren't too bothered what you call them!

In school we look at how well the children have learnt and can apply their phonic knowledge through practising nonsense words or pseudo words.


In Year 1 the statutory phonics test combines real words with some of these 'alien' words.  The words that the children are tested on change each year so our children have to be familiar with every sound from every Phase of the Letters and Sounds scheme. 


Can you read any of these 'alien' words?

Alien words
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