Word puzzles

Crossword puzzle

Who doesn't love a puzzle? The beauty of the word puzzles you'll find in this section is that they are a great way of getting your child to revise key literacy skills, without them even realising it!

We've got word puzzles for KS1 English and word puzzles for KS2 English. including wordsearches and crosswords that focus on core spelling and vocabulary skills such as suffixes, homophones, plurals, homonyms.

Plus, there are lots of seasonal crosswords to keep them busy in the holidays, as well as a KS1 word puzzle pack and KS2 word puzzle pack.

Articles

Word puzzles
10 ways word puzzles can help your child
Crosswords, word searches and hangman aren’t just handy ways to keep your child quiet for five minutes; they could also boost their learning in some surprising ways. Here’s how…
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What is verbal reasoning?
Verbal reasoning tests are a key part of most secondary school selection and 11+ exams, as well as Year 7 CATs – but your child won’t necessarily be taught the skill at school. We explain just what verbal reasoning involves, and how you can help them prepare for their test.
Roman emperor - classics for primary school children
Cool classics: Latin and Ancient Greek at primary school
If your child is often heard incanting Harry Potter spells, he’s probably familiar with a few Latin words already. But could Latin or Ancient Greek be on his school syllabus next year? Lucy Dimbylow looks at the benefits of learning classics, and how to get started at home.

Worksheets

Roald Dahl wordsearch
Roald Dahl wordsearch
Witches, foxes, earthworms and more – they're all wonderful characters from Roald Dahl's books. See if you can spot the names of 20 children, villains and creatures from The BFG, Danny the Champion of the world, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other Dahl classics in this wordsearch. How quickly can you complete it?
Write your own homonyms crossword puzzle
Write your own homonyms crossword puzzle
Homonyms are pairs of words that are spelled and pronounced the same way, but have different meanings. Look at these words. Can you work out the two different meanings? If not, look them up in the dictionary. On the next page you’ll need to create TWO crossword puzzles where the homonyms are the answers. Each word will need two different clues, one for each meaning.
Instruction text puzzle
Instruction text puzzle
This instruction text worksheet helps your child understand the correct way to explain a detailed process, and also gives you a recipe for a tasty treat!
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KS1 puzzles

Word puzzles for KS1 English

Take a break from homework and spelling drills with this collection of word puzzles for Key Stage 1! Each one covers a different concept that your child will learn in English lessons, but presents it as something to solve by remembering what they've been taught in class.

KS2 puzzles

Word puzzles for KS2 English

Are you and your child tired of the same old English revision and practice sessions? Try something completely new and give them these fun English word puzzles instead! They'll review everything from connectives to apostrophes, using what they learn in class to solve codes, crosswords and wordsearches.

Easter crossword

Calling all crossword lovers!

Crossword are not only great fun, they are also a brilliant way of reinforcing spelling. Let your child have a go at these for starters:

Word puzzles