Reception English worksheets by School Year

Handwriting practice: patterning 3

Handwriting practice: patterning 3

By drawing patterns your child learns to make shapes that are regular, sized and spaced correctly and placed on the lines they're writing on. There's no better introduction to handwriting, so get the coloured pens and pencils out and get patterning!
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Handwriting practice: patterning 2

Handwriting practice: patterning 2

By creating patterns your child will learn to hold a pencil, produce shapes with it and train their muscles for handwriting. They'll also enjoy using their 'handwriting' pens and pencils to draw and colour!
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Handwriting practice: patterning 1

Handwriting practice: patterning 1

Patterning is a vital first step for learning handwriting. Introduce your child to creative, fun doodling and start building their handwriting skills today.
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Handwriting high frequency words

Handwriting high frequency words

Boost handwriting and spelling skills with this worksheet. The focus is on some of the high-frequency words your child will learn to read, spell and write in Reception and Year 1; letter formation guides and dotted line versions are provided to help them practise.
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Summer Fun Pack

Summer Fun Pack

Keep boredom at bay with some brilliant puzzles for KS1 and KS2! Your child will need to use all their spelling and numeracy skills to solve wordsearches, crosswords, Sudoku and Wordoku – and there are a few extra challenges to keep them busy, too!
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Phonics games

Your child will do lots of phonics learning at school – so why not use games to help them put their new skills into practice at home? Our Phonics games learning pack, created by a KS1 teacher (and parent), offers ten games and activities to choose from. Everything you need to start playing, from instructions to game boards and a sound die, is included in your download – print off your bingo counters, sharpen your pencils and have some fun!
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Resources and support for dyslexia pack

Resources and support for dyslexia

What is dyslexia? Who does it affect and what are the key signs a child might be dyslexic? The Resources and support for dyslexia pack offers a complete overview, from how dyslexia is identified to at-home support strategies, expert tips to encourage a love of reading and links to further resources and advice.
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Phonics sounds worksheet

Phonics sounds

This handy phonics sounds worksheet will help you practise each phonics sound with your child by the 7 groups they'll be learning them in. How many other words can you think of that give examples of each sound?
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Parents' Guide - reluctant reader to literacy lover

The Parents' Guide to turning a reluctant reader into a literacy lover

Why are some children reluctant to read, and what can you do to help them fall in love with books? From exploring non-fiction to making reading a feel-good pleasure, we explain how you can turn a reluctant reader into a bookworm. Happy reading!
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Summer holiday wordsearch for Reception and Y1

Summer holiday wordsearch

Can you find the words in our summer holiday wordsearch?
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Match the initial sounds

Match the initial sounds (Phase 2 phonics)

A matching game to help children identify the initial sound of a word. With your help, they can then sound out the letters in the rest of the word and read the word in full, using the picture as prompt. Excellent confidence booster for beginner readers.
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Giving spoken instructions activity

Giving spoken instructions

An activity to support your child's speaking skills. It involves blindfolding someone and then giving clear instructions on where to go.
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Find the rhyming words

Find the rhyming words

Can you find all the words that rhyme with 'right'? An excellent activity to help your child practise listening carefully to see if a word rhymes.
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Picture sequencing for stories activity

Picture sequencing for stories

Pictures for your child to cut out and then re-arrange into an order that makes sense. This activity supports your child's storytelling skills.
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All about the /igh/ sound

All about the /igh/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

A colouring activity sheet to help your child identify words with the /igh/ sound.
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Upper and lower case letters matching game

Upper case and lower case letters matching game

A fun game involving matching capital letter and lower case letters.
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Blending CVC words

Blending CVC words (Phase 2 phonics)

It's so exciting when children start to put sounds together and realise that they can read! Practise some CVC words together with this handy activity sheet and watch their confidence grow.
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Spelling game: Little Red Riding Hood

Spelling game Little Red Riding Hood

This game actively helps your child to memorise spellings and can be adapted for their personal level.
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Blending CVVC words

Blending CVVC words (Phase 3 phonics)

Help children understand more about vowel digraphs with this practice activity. Children can use their existing knowledge of decoding CVC words to read words that have two vowels but make one sound.
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Spelling game fish

Spelling game fish

Create your own game by colouring in the fish and then cutting them out. The game involves memorising spellings in order to collect as many fish as you can.
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