EYFS Spelling worksheets by Subject
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.
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.
Cut out the words and see if you can put some of them together to make sentences. You can stick them onto another sheet of paper if you like, and add a full stop at the end.
Play this memory game with your child to help them practise reading simple words.
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.
Spelling isn’t usually tested in Reception, but your child might really like the idea of doing a ‘grown-up spelling test’ (especially if they’ve seen an older sibling prepare for spelling tests!).
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.
Use the sound button! Press the button and say the sound, then say the word.
Read these pairs of sentences. Can you put a circle around what is different in the second sentences? Now can you do your own pair now? Ask someone to spot the difference!
These animal names have vowels missing! Can you match the correct vowel to the animal?
Some words have one or two tricky letters in them. These words we just have to learn to read and spell correctly, we can’t only use ‘sounding out’. Cut out all the words below and hold them in a pile. Sit in front of your child and show them one of the words. Then show them some of the other words; when you show them a word they’ve already seen they shout ‘Full Circle’!
Read the sounds in the phoneme frame below. Can you say each word out loud? Cut out the sounds below. Can you use them to make up some words?
Can you circle the ‘ng’ sound in each of these words? These funny aliens all have silly names ending in the ‘ng’ sound! Can you read their names?