Reception English worksheets by School Year

Using capital letters

Using capital letters

Help your child recognise capital letters and practise using them correctly with this simple worksheet for Reception children.
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Suggest the ending of a story

Suggest the ending of a story

Help your child read a text and then imagine how it might continue. They'll be taking their first steps into creative writing and story telling!
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Sentence scramble game

Sentence scramble game

How many different full sentences can your child make with these words? Remember that a full sentence needs to start with a capital letter and end in a full stop.
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Revise /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

Revise /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

This simple game is designed to help support and reinforce the learning of the Phase 3 phonics sounds /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/.
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Revise /ai/, /ee/, /igh/ and /oa/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

Revise /ai/, /ee/, /igh/ and /oa/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

This simple game is designed to help support and reinforce the learning of the Phase 3 phonics sounds /ai/, /ee/, /igh/ and /oa/.
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Phase 3 phonics missing tricky words

Phase 3 phonics missing tricky words

Help your child practise reading and writing the tricky words they've learned in Phase 3 phonics with this Reception activity. Tricky or exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way.
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Phase 2 phonics missing tricky words

Phase 2 phonics missing tricky words

Help your child practise reading and writing Phase 2 tricky or exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way) with this Reception activity.
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Listen to final sounds

Listen to final sounds

Many children are able to hear the initial sounds (the first sounds) in words or in a word but might struggle to hear the final sounds. This game is designed to help them practise both of these skills and covers a mixture of Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics sounds.
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Labelling a picture

Labelling a picture

Help your child learn how to label a picture correctly with a drawing and writing activity for Reception children.
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Finding rhyming words

Finding rhyming words

Help your child listen to sounds and identify rhyming words with this Reception activity sheet.
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Finding information in pictures and texts

Finding information in pictures and texts

Books and pictures contain lots of information. Practise being an information detective! Look at the picture on the worksheet, then answer the questions on the next page.
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Finding CVC words game

Finding CVC words game (Phase 2 phonics)

Once your child is confident with the Phase 2 phonics sounds /h/ /b/ /f/ /g/ /l/ /p/ /i/ /u/ and /o/, use this game to help them practise blending vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.
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Final sound board game

Final sound board game

Blending sounds is a tricky but important skill. This quick phonics game is designed to help Reception children practise blending two sounds. Then they'll need to decide if they’ve made a real or nonsense word!
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Blending CVC words game

Blending CVC words game (Phase 2 phonics)

A quick game designed to help your child review the Phase 2 phonics sounds /g/ /c/ /k/ /r/ /t/ /h/ /e/ /a/ and /i/ and to help them practise blending vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.
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Be an information detective

Be an information detective

Compare a text and a picture and spot the inconsistencies between the two, in this simple exercise to help develop children's reading comprehension skills.
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/Ch/, /sh/ and /th/ sound sort

/Ch/, /sh/ and /th/ sound sort (Phase 3 phonics)

This game is designed to help children to distinguish between the Phase 3 sounds /ch/, /sh/ and /th/ in words they read and hear.
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My Starting School Scrapbook

Starting school scrapbook

If your child is starting school in Reception, what can you do to help them make the best possible start? Find out how to lay the foundations for a great transition with our Reception starters learning pack – it's bursting with activities that focus on early English, maths and science skills, as well as supporting your child's physical and social development.
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Write the initial sounds worksheet

Write the initial sounds

Oh dear – Captain Clumsy has forgotten where she has hidden her treasure! Luckily she left herself a clue. Look at the pictures of the items below. What sound do they each begin with?
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Rhyming maze

Rhyming maze

Can you help the animals through the mazes? Follow the words that rhyme with your pencil to help them to their snacks.
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Read and Spell Game (Phase 2 phonics)

Read and Spell Game (Phase 2 phonics)

This fun game is designed to support your child’s progress in phonics and covers some of the Phase 2 sounds.
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