EYFS English worksheets by School Year
Cut out these word cards and play bingo with your child. Sometimes you can be the bingo caller and sometimes they should take a turn.
Play a game of pairs with these ‘z’ and ‘qu’ words. Each player takes it in turn to pick up two words and read them out. If they find the same word, that is a pair and they get to keep them. The winner is the player with most pairs
Which of these words end in ‘ss’? Colour in the pictures of the words that have an /s/ sound at the end.
The adult chooses a letter from this list and says: “I spy with my little eye something beginning with...”; the child has to find all the pictured objects that start with that letter. Then pick a different letter and swap roles.
Print and cut out these words with double consonants and play a game of Pairs.
Cut out the letters below. Can you think of a word that starts with each one? Now listen to these words – can you hear the sounds in the word? Can you find the sounds to build the word?
Play this fun memory game and see how many 'oi' words you know.
Children learn to read and spell high-frequency words, the most common words in English-language texts, throughout primary school. Download a list of the top 100 high-frequency words to use for at-home spelling practice and revision.
In just under a year your four- or five-year-old will learn to read and write, making giant literacy leaps and laying the foundations of all their future learning. Marvel at their progress and identify any areas they need extra support and practice in at home with our Reception English Progress checks.
Help your child form letters at the correct relative size and place them correctly on the 'base' writing line with our free printable handwriting practice paper. Two formats with guidelines are included, one for beginner writers and one to help children improve their handwriting skills.
Shuffle the word cards and share them between two players. The oldest player starts the game by turning over a card and placing it face up on the table or floor. Each player then takes turns placing cards, face up, next to the card. When the word card and picture card match that’s SNAP! The player with most cards at the end wins.
Cut out the words and see if you can put some of them together to make sentences. You can stick them onto another sheet of paper if you like, and add a full stop at the end.
Play this memory game with your child to help them practise reading simple words.
Read the word cards together and discuss which card belongs to which picture. Shuffle the word cards and share them between two players. The oldest player starts the game by turning over a card and placing it face up on the table or floor. Each player then takes turns placing cards, face up, next to the card. When the word card and picture card match that’s SNAP! The player with most cards at the end wins.
Spelling isn’t usually tested in Reception, but your child might really like the idea of doing a ‘grown-up spelling test’ (especially if they’ve seen an older sibling prepare for spelling tests!).
Can you make some zig-zag books? First of all do a front cover for your story. Think about making it really exciting so that people want to read it. Also write your name on the front so that people know who wrote it. Then tell your story in the zig-zag book using words and pictures. You may even like to use speech bubbles!
This is a learning-to-read game sometimes used in schools. Cut out all the CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and hold them in a pile. Sit in front of your child and show them one of the words (for example, man). Then show them some of the other words; when you show them a word they’ve already seen (like man) again they shout ‘Full Circle’! The Full Circle exercise will help encourage your child to read the CVC words at a glance. They are looking at the letters in the words and the shape of the words – this is what learning to read is largely about!
Cut out the pointy hand and use it to press each sound in the word. Once you’ve said each sound can you say all the sounds together to make the whole word?
Here is a sound train! Do you remember all the sounds on it? Take a sound from each carriage and write a word!
What do you like to do? Play with cars? Draw pictures? Eat sausages? Play games? Use the words above to help you write three sentences about what YOU like to do. Remember to use capital letters and full stops! When you’ve written each sentence, draw a picture to go with it.