Reception English worksheets by School Year

TheSchoolRun Phonics taster pack

Phonics taster pack

Introduce your child to phonics sounds with TheSchoolRun's FREE Phonics taster pack. You'll find phonics sounds mats and five games to play with Reception and Year 1 children, all designed to boost their confidence with phonics learning and help them practise their skills the fun way.
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Reading comprehension: the /ow/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /ow/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise the /ow/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Reading comprehension: the /oo/ and /oo/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /oo/ and /oo/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise spotting words with ‘oo’ in them with this reading comprehension. Read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Reading comprehension: the /oi/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /oi/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise the /oi/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Reading comprehension: the /ai/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /ai/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise the /ai/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Reception exception words flashcards

Reception exception words flashcards

Cut out these colourful flashcards – with exception words that Reception children need to learn – and see how many you can spell.
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Reception exception words bingo

Reception exception words bingo

Let's play bingo! Each player chooses six exception words to write on their bingo board then take it in turns to pick a card and read it out. The other player checks to see if the word is on their bingo mat, crossing it out if they do. The winner is the person to cross all their words out first.
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Exception words speed sorting

Exception words speed sorting

Let's try some exception words speed sorting! Cut out the word cards and shuffle them. How fast can you sort them into the correct space in the table, based on the number of letters in the word?
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Exception word picture cylinders

Exception word picture cylinders

Exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way. Read these exception words then get out your scissors and glue! We are going to make some word and picture cylinders.
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Missing letter or sound challenge

Missing letter or sound challenge

Using letter arrow cards, can you work out which sound could go in the blank arrow in these words?
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Make words using arrow cards

Make words using arrow cards

Can you spell these words? Using a set of letter arrow cards, write the word that represents each picture. How many did you get right?
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Letter arrow cards

Letter arrow cards

These letter arrow cards an help you practise putting sounds together to make some words. Cut them out and use them to show off your word-building skills now!
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Letter arrow cards rhyming words

Letter arrow cards rhyming words

Fancy a game of Rhyming Words? Take it in turns to choose a card, then see how many rhyming words you can make. The player with the most rhyming words wins that round.
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Consonant cluster words race

Consonant cluster words race

Fancy a game of Consonant Clusters? Race to make a word using letter arrow cards for each cluster on your mat. The first player to complete the task wins.
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TheSchoolRun Reception taster pack

Reception worksheets taster pack

Find out what your child will learn in Reception English, maths and science, try out a few learning activities and read our top tips about how to support their learning and development in our free, downloadable Reception Taster Pack.
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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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