Year 1 English worksheets by School Year
Read this story about a boastful man and then answer the questions.
Read the story about a trip to the market and then answer questions.
Help your child harness their imagination and share their stories in writing with our KS1 creative writing learning pack. Bursting with fill-in prompt sheets and inspiring ideas to get even the most reluctant writer started, it's the perfect way to encourage children aged 5 to 7 to put pen to paper.
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 2016 to see what sort of words children are asked to read as part of the assessment.
A handwriting, art and festive activity rolled into one: a picture Advent calendar for KS1 children to fill in and make in the run-up to Christmas.
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:
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.
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?
Let's play a game of snap! Listen out for the /ure/, /ur/ and /er/ blends.
Let's play a game of sound snap. Listen out for the /igh/, /air/, /ear/ and /ure/ blends!