Year 1 Phonics worksheets by Subject
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.
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.
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?
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.
Use the correct 'oi' or 'oy' word to fill in the gaps in these sentences. Then see if you can complete the crossword!
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!
Miss Muddle can’t remember how to spell these words. Can you help her? Colour in the correct spelling for each picture.
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?
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
Can you spot the /ee/ sound, spelled e_e, in these words? Look carefully and colour in the letters e_e.
Read these /er/ words. Can you draw a picture for each one?
How many words can you make with the /ai/ sound when it’s written ‘ay’?
These characters have some unusual names! What are they called?
Look at these rhyming pictures. Using the ‘ou’ spelling, can you write the rhyming words?
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?
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.
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.
The 'tch' grapheme is a trigraph (one sound made up of three letters) used to represent the /ch/ sound. Cut out these letters. How many words can you make containing 'tch'?
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?