First 100 High Frequency Word Lists
These word lists contain the first set of 100 high frequency words recommended in the Letters and Sounds phonics
teaching programme. The words are listed in frequency order, reading down the columns, starting with the most
common word, 'the'.
All of the word lists on this page are free to download and print for personal or classroom use.
First 100 high frequency word list precursive style
This list contains the first 100 common words which children encounter in their reading. All one
hundred words are included on a single page of A4. Click the image on the left to download the
First 100 high frequency word list unjoined cursive style
This free printable high frequency word list gives the 100 most common words in frequency order.
This page is in cursive font style, unjoined letters with lead-in strokes. Click the picture on the
left to get the cursive 100hfw list.
First 100 high frequency word list joined cursive style
This list contains the same words as the two options above, but with the words printed in a
joined up cursive style, with lead-in strokes. Click the image on the left to access the joined
style first 100 high frequency word list.
The high frequency word lists on this page are available in different letter styles including precursive font,
cursive unjoined and joined cursive script. This page shows the documents you can download to the first 100 words
in list format, with all the words on one page for easy reference.
If you are looking for flash cards, online games or high frequency words for classroom display, please click one
of the links on the left.