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All these words contain the letters ‘ou’ but make the sound /u/, as in umbrella. Cut the words out and put them into the following sentences where you think they belong.
Underline the ‘ch’ in each of the following words. Say the words out loud. Can you see how the ‘ch’ is pronounced /k/? Now see if you can find the words in a wordsearch.
All these words have the /oa/ sound in them, but some are spelled with the digraph 'oa', others with 'oe' or 'ow' or 'o_e'. Can you cut out the words and stick them into the right columns in the table?
All of these words have the same /ai/ sound in them, but some are spelled with the digraph 'ai', others with 'ay' or the split digraph 'a_e'. Can you cut out the words and stick them into the right columns in the table?
A trigraph is a single sound represented by three letters. Cut out these nine words and see if you can put them in the correct places in the following sentences.
A digraph is two letters that make up one sound, for example: ee, oe, ae, ie, ue. When a letter is put in between these two letters, this is a split digraph. Cut the words out and put them in the correct gaps in the sentences.
At the end of Year 1 children's reading and phonics skills are tested in the Y1 Phonics Screening Check. Look through the official past paper for 2013 to see what sort of words your child will be asked to read.
The Y1 Phonics screening check is used to test children's reading and phonics skills and what they've learnt in their first two years at school. Get an idea of what your child will be asked to do in the June test by looking through the official past paper for 2012.
Boost your child's confidence in the run-up to the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check with our mock checks, written by a KS1 teacher to mirror the official check format exactly. Packed with weird and wonderful aliens and "pseudo" nonsense words, just like the real test, they offer a great way to help your child practise reading sounds and blending them to read words.
Can you find the words below hidden in the wordsearch? Don’t forget they might be going up, down, from side to side or even diagonally! Cross them out when you’ve spotted them!
Shuffle the word cards and share them between two players. The oldest player starts the game by turning over a card and placing it face up on the table or floor. Each player then takes turns placing cards, face up, next to the card. When the word card and picture card match that’s SNAP! The player with most cards at the end wins.
Read the word cards together and discuss which card belongs to which picture. Shuffle the word cards and share them between two players. The oldest player starts the game by turning over a card and placing it face up on the table or floor. Each player then takes turns placing cards, face up, next to the card. When the word card and picture card match that’s SNAP! The player with most cards at the end wins.
This is a learning-to-read game sometimes used in schools. Cut out all the CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and hold them in a pile. Sit in front of your child and show them one of the words (for example, man). Then show them some of the other words; when you show them a word they’ve already seen (like man) again they shout ‘Full Circle’! The Full Circle exercise will help encourage your child to read the CVC words at a glance. They are looking at the letters in the words and the shape of the words – this is what learning to read is largely about!
Cut out the pointy hand and use it to press each sound in the word. Once you’ve said each sound can you say all the sounds together to make the whole word?
Here is a sound train! Do you remember all the sounds on it? Take a sound from each carriage and write a word!
You’re the teacher! Harry is a child in your class. He has written some of these words correctly. But a few of his word endings are wrong! Put a tick next to the words he’s got correct. Write what the ending should be next to the words Harry has got wrong.
Look at the /oo/ words below. Can you read them out loud? These words are all jumbled up in this wordsearch. Can you find them? Put a tick next to each word that you find.
Have a look at the sounds /sh/ and /ch/. Have fun saying the two sounds – do you sound like a train?
Cut out the shape below. Fold along the lines and stick down the flaps to make a cube. Then take turns to roll the sound die. Each player has to think of a word containing the ‘u’ or ‘i’ sound they roll. Then write down your words.