In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, children learn to read and spell using a thorough programme of phonics called Little Wandle. Where appropriate, this continues into Key Stage 2. You can read more about Little Wandle here.
In addition to this, the Department For Education has produced word lists for Year 3 to 6 – these can be found below.
Years 3 and 4:
Years 5 and 6: