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Reading and spelling the “soft c” sound worksheet

Reading and spelling the “soft c” sound

What words do the picture clues below refer to? Draw a circle round the “c” that sounds like an /s/ in each word.

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Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

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.

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Inference skills worksheet

Inference skills

Skilled writers often use a technique we might call ‘show not tell’. They use the actions of characters, or the situation they find themselves in, to tell us more about them, rather than spelling their meaning out and explaining it to us directly. Can you use your inference skills on this passage?

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Phase 2 phonics sound snap: final sound

Phase 2 phonics sound snap: final sound

This game focuses on the final sounds in words. Simply cut out the snap cards, shuffle up, and deal out.

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Phase 3 phonics sound snap: /sh/, /ch/, /th/ and /ng/ blends

Phase 3 phonics sound snap: /sh/, /ch/, /th/ and /ng/ blends

This game focuses on the /sh/, /ch/, /th/ and /ng/ sounds. Simply cut out the snap cards, shuffle up, and deal out.
Phase 3 phonics sound snap: the /ai/, /oi/, /ow/ and /oa/ sounds

Phase 3 phonics sound snap: the /ai/, /oi/, /ow/ and /oa/ sounds

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.

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TheSchoolRun phonics sound mats

Phonics sound mats

Use our phonics phases sound mats to see what sounds your child will be taught when in their phonics learning journey.
Roll a CVC word

Roll a CVC word (Phase 2 phonics)

Using two consonant dice and a vowel die, play this simple phonics game with your Reception child and roll and write CVC words.
Connect 4: words with ‘ll’ endings

Connect 4: words with ‘ll’ endings (Phase 2 phonics)

A downloadable, printable Connect 4-style game to help children practise reading words with 'll' endings as part of Phase 2 phonics learning in Reception.

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The /ure/ sound worksheet

The /ure/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Read these words with /ure/ sound then make up your own sentences using these ‘ure’ words.

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The /ee/ sound worksheet

The /ee/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

When we put two ee letters together we write the long vowel sound /ee/. Look at these pictures. How would you write these words? Now have a go at reading these sentences.

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Writing b and d worksheet

Writing b and d (Phase 2 phonics)

The letters b and d are often confused by children when they are earning to read. Show them this mnemonic to help them remember which is which, then practise writing b and d. Then, using the phoneme frame, put the b at the beginning of the word and the d at the end. Keep changing the vowel to see what the new word says.

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Two-syllable words jigsaw

Two-syllable words jigsaw (Phase 3 phonics)

Lots of words end in -ng or -er, making two-syllable words. Try adding these words to the endings -ing and -er to see how many new words you can make. Then cut out the jigsaw pieces and match together the first and second syllable to make a real word.

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The trigraph ‘igh’ worksheet

The trigraph ‘igh’ (Phase 3 phonics)

In the phoneme frame below keep changing the first letter to read different words. How many different words can you come up with? Then answer these yes or no questions, then make up some of your own using the ‘igh’ words.

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The ‘tch’ grapheme worksheet

The ‘tch’ grapheme (Phase 4 phonics)

Can you find the ‘tch’ graphemes in these sentences? Draw a line under them then write your own sentences with these words.

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The ‘ph’ digraph worksheet

The ‘ph’ digraph (Phase 5 phonics)

Can you find the 'ph' digraphs in this wordsearch?

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The /ow/ sound puzzle

The /ow/ sound puzzle (Phase 3 phonics)

When we put the letters o and w together we get the sound /ow/ – it sounds just like the sound you might say if you hurt yourself! Read the sentences in the puzzle pieces and then draw a picture to go with the sentence. Then cut each of the sentence and picture pieces apart and see if somebody can put them back together again.

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The /or/ sound family worksheet

The /or/ sound family (Phase 5 phonics)

There are different ways of writing the sound /or/. Ask a grown-up to cut out the words at the bottom of the page and read them to you without you seeing the spelling. See if you know which grapheme each one uses to represent the /or/sound and write it on the notebooks .

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The /er/ sound worksheet

The /er/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise reading these ‘er’ words and then finding and highlighting the /er/ sound in the sentences below.

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The /ear/ sound worksheet

The /ear/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

In the phoneme frame, keep changing the first letter to read different /ear/ words. How many different words can you come up with? Write them down and then use them to make up your own sentences then read the short sentences and fill in the missing word.

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