Year 1 English worksheets
Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 1 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.
The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, administered in June, tests children's knowledge of phonics with a mixture of real and nonsense words. The official past paper for 2018 will show you what sort of words children are asked to read as part of the assessment.
Look at all the ingredients in our compound word soup. How many different compound words can you make from them?
English, maths and science have a very chocolatey taste over the Easter break, with lots of maths, phonics, spelling and simple science investigations to keep chocolate-hunters busy and learning.
Exception words or tricky words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual way. Have a go at this game of memory match to test your knowledge of some tricky spellings!
The grapheme ‘ch’ is used to encode (spell) different sounds in English. Say each word aloud, then sort them into the table below.
Let's go alien hunting! Read each word aloud and decide whether you think it is a real word or an alien word.
A polysyllabic word is a word that has more than one syllable. Can you break these polysyllabic words down into syllables?
There are lots of different ways of writing the /zh/ sound. Let's play mini bingo to help you learn them!
Cut out the words below and place them under the “sea”. Now it's time to go fishing!
Cut out the words and place them face down on a table. Working with a grown-up, take it in turns to turn a word over and read the word out. Can you say a sentence that contains the word?
Cut out these words and place them under the “sea”. Next, reach under the “sea” and pull a fish out, then read its word aloud. Can you catch all the fish?
To play, cut out the word cards and place them all face down on the table. Take it in turns to turn a card over and read the word and its individual syllables out loud. Keep the words you have turned over; when all the cards have been collected, count the total of syllables for all your words. The winner is the person with the most syllables.
Usually the way we read ‘g’ depends on the letter that follows it (there are exceptions). Learn the rule then see if you can sort these words into the table.
Cut out the words below, muddle them up and place them face down. Each player takes it in turns to turn two cards over and read the words aloud. If the words are the singular word and its plural when a suffix has been added they keep the pair; if not they turn them back over. When all the pairs have been collected the winner is the player with the most pairs.
Can you sort these singular words into the correct column to show how you'd form the plural?
Write letters to Santa, help the elves by counting presents, build a Christmas model village and more with our collection of festive learning activities for children in Year 1 and Year 2. Guaranteed to keep kids engaged with learning in the run-up to the celebrations!
Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
Help your child practise writing the days of the week with our handwriting worksheets; focus on Sunday.