KS1 English worksheets by School Year
The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, administered in June, tests children's knowledge of phonics with a mixture of real and nonsense words. Look through the official past paper for 2015 to see what sort of words your child will be asked to read.
Onomatopoeia is when we want to describe a sound and we use a word that actually makes that sound. It can be used for water (splash, drip), air (whoosh, swish), a collision (bang, crash), voice (whisper, murmur), animals (moo, tweet), vehicles (zoom, chuff). Cut out the words in the table below and see if you can work out where they should go:
Alliteration is when we use words together that start with the same letter. These sentences are supposed to use alliteration, but they have the wrong words at the end! Match up the sentence starters with the correct end word so that the sentences are alliterative.
Can you write the numbers 1 to 10 in your best handwriting?
This game focuses on the final sounds in words. Simply cut out the snap cards, shuffle up, and deal out.
This game focuses on the /sh/, /ch/, /th/ and /ng/ sounds. Simply cut out the snap cards, shuffle up, and deal out.
This snap game focuses on the blended sounds /ai/ (as in rain) and /oi/ (as in boil) and /ow/ (as in now) and /oa/ (as in boat). Simply cut out the snap cards, shuffle up, and deal out.
Use our phonics phases sound mats to see what sounds your child will be taught when in their phonics learning journey.
The letter ‘c’ has a hard sound (/k/ as in cat) and a soft sound (/s/ as in cell). Usually, the ‘c’ is hard or soft depending on the vowel that follows it. This soft 'c' crossword helps your child practise this spelling pattern.
All of these words have two syllables. Syllables are like ‘beats’. Clap out the syllables as you say each of these words, then write the separate syllables in the two boxes on the right.
A compound word is a word that is made up of two smaller words, for example: play + ground = playground. These compound words have been cut in half and jumbled around. Can you cut these words out and match up each purple half with the correct green half?
All of these words are missing the letters ‘ar’ in the middle. Add them in and read the words out loud. Write each word again three times so that you learn the spelling.
All of these words end in -il but the letters have been jumbled up. Can you unjumble them to make the correct words?
Can you find all the words in this wordsearch that end in -y?
All these words end in -ve (not many English words end in -v without an ‘e’!). Some of them have a long vowel sound (like ‘five’) and some of them have a short vowel sound (like ‘give’). Can you sort them into words with short vowels and words with long vowels?
In these words the /ee/ sound is written with the grapheme ‘ey’. Look through this nonsense passage and underline the ‘ey’ words. Then write each word out three times to help you learn them
When the suffix -less is added to the end of adjectives the new word indicates the absence of the root word. For example, a person without hope is hopeless. Fill the correct word in these sentences.
When the graphemes ‘w’ or ‘qu’ are followed by the single vowel ‘a’, it usually represents the /o/ sound as in swan. For each of these words, add an ‘a’ to complete the word. Say the word out loud. Can you hear how the ‘a’ makes an /o/ sound? Then have a go at the wordsearch.
The letter ‘w’ followed by the ‘or’ grapheme makes the /er/ sound as in worm. Can you work out where these words should go in these sentences?
Let's play a game of snap! Listen out for the /ure/, /ur/ and /er/ blends.