From the start they have seemed a peculiar bunch of words. What six-year-old uses the words 'blot' or 'lung' or 'squid' on a regular basis?
My daughter struggles with them all, common and uncommon, succeeding last week in getting 0/10, which the teacher seemed remarkably undisturbed by. I would have thought she would want all her children to get at least half marks! Still, we persevere with daily practice and praise my daughter for everything we possibly can. She would get top marks for effort (or perhaps her parents should!).
This week she has done really well, able to spell most of them out loud when she brought them home on Monday. That is, until the end.
then number 10:
Be delighted to know that by Friday there will be 30 children who are able to spell the name of a common British bird - won't know what one is, probably haven't ever seen one, but at least can spell chaffinch!!