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Spelling the /oo/ sound: ‘ew’ words tic tac toe

Spelling the /oo/ sound: ‘ew’ words tic tac toe (Phase 5 phonics)

Fancy a game of tic tac toe? In this game, player 1 chooses a square and reads the 'ew' word inside. They can then colour their square. Player 2 repeats. The winner is the first player to colour three squares in a row across, up and down or diagonally.
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Spelling the /igh/ sound: ‘igh’, ‘ie’, or ‘i_e’?

Spelling the /igh/ sound: ‘igh’, ‘ie’, or ‘i_e’? (Phase 5 phonics)

Can you write each of the /igh/ words on this page in the correct notebook? ‘Igh’ words go in the knight’s book, ‘ie’ words go in the cook’s book and ‘i_e’ words go on the kite notebook.
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Spelling patterns: jumbled letters ‘are’ words worksheet

Spelling patterns: jumbled letters ‘are’ words (Phonics phase 5)

Witchy was just writing some ‘are’ words when all the letters fell into her potion cauldrons. Can you help her unscramble the letters and put them back into the words in the right order?
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Spelling patterns: ai or ay? worksheet

Spelling patterns: 'ai' or 'ay'? (Phase 5 phonics)

Ask someone to read out the answer words to you one at a time. Listen carefully to where the /ai/ sound is in the word, then choose the correct spelling. Write the ‘ai’ spellings in the train, the ‘ay’ spelling on the tray.
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Spelling patterns: oi or oy? worksheet

Spelling patterns: 'oi' or 'oy'? (Phase 5 phonics)

Use the correct 'oi' or 'oy' word to fill in the gaps in these sentences. Then see if you can complete the crossword!
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Spelling patterns: ie worksheet

Spelling patterns: 'ie' (Phase 5 phonics)

In these words the letters i and e are making the /igh/ sound. Fill in the letters ‘ie’ to complete the words in the pies. If the word is real, match the pie to the chef. If not, match it to the clown!
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Spelling patterns: ‘aw’ words worksheet

Spelling patterns: ‘aw’ words (Phase 5 phonics)

Miss Muddle can’t remember how to spell these words. Can you help her? Colour in the correct spelling for each picture.
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Spelling patterns: ‘air’ balloons worksheet

Spelling patterns: ‘air’ balloons (Phase 5 phonics)

The ‘air’ has blown out of these hot air balloons! Can you put ‘air’ back into the words, read them and match them to the correct baskets?
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Spelling crossword: nk words

Spelling crossword: 'nk' words

Can you work out the missing words in these sentences? Clue: They all have the sound /nk/ in them. Write your answers in the crossword grid
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Reading split digraph ‘e_e’ words worksheet

Reading split digraph 'e_e' words (Phase 5 phonics)

Can you spot the /ee/ sound, spelled e_e, in these words? Look carefully and colour in the letters e_e.
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Reading and drawing the /er/ sound worksheet

Reading and drawing the /er/ sound (Phase 5 phonics)

Read these /er/ words. Can you draw a picture for each one?
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Making -ay words worksheet

Making -ay words (Phase 5 phonics)

How many words can you make with the /ai/ sound when it’s written ‘ay’?
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Funny -tch names worksheet

Funny 'tch' names (Phase 4 phonics)

These characters have some unusual names! What are they called?
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Find the rhyme using ‘ou’ worksheet

Find the rhyme using 'ou' (Phase 5 phonics)

Look at these rhyming pictures. Using the ‘ou’ spelling, can you write the rhyming words?
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Codebreaker: ‘nk’ worksheet

Codebreaker: 'nk' (Phase 4 phonics)

Detective Dan needs some help breaking a code. He’s worked out that each number in the code words represents a different letter of the alphabet. Can you use the grid to help you break the code and decode these words, then draw a picture of them?
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Top 100 high-frequency words

Top 100 high-frequency words

Children learn to read and spell high-frequency words, the most common words in English-language texts, throughout primary school. Download a list of the top 100 high-frequency words to use for at-home spelling practice and revision.
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Y1 phonics screening check 2014 past paper

Year 1 Phonics screening check 2014

The Y1 Phonics Screening Check tests children's knowledge of phonics with a mixture of real and nonsense words. Look through the official past paper for 2014 to see what sort of words your child will be asked to read.
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Writing your own version of The Hare and the Tortoise

Writing your own version of The Hare and the Tortoise

Think of two of your favourite animals. What would happen if they ran a race? Who would win in the end, and why? Write a story about it!
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Writing task: Your first day back at school

Writing task: Your first day back at school

Can you remember your first day back to school this year? How did you feel? Did you have a new teacher? Can you describe your teacher? What did you do on your first day? Did you make any new friends? Write a few sentences to describe what your first day was like.
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Writing task: write as Goldilocks

Writing task: write as Goldilocks

Imagine you are Goldilocks. What do you do in the three bears’ house? Write your own version of the story.
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