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Portrait and name writing

Portrait and name writing

This portrait and peg activity will help you learn to read and spell your name and give you a fantastic opportunity to look at how wonderfully unique and special you are.
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Initial sounds ‘a’ and ‘p’

Initial sounds: a and p

Listening to words and recognising which ones start with the same sound is an important skill to learn. Listen to the sounds at the beginning of the words and park the cars in the correct car park.
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Hot cross buns activity

Hot cross buns activity

Hot cross buns are a delicious Easter treat. Do you know the song about them? Learn the song and complete the activity.
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Build your name race game

Build your name race game

Knowing how to read and write your name is an important skill to master. Playing this game will help you learn to recognise, spell, and write your own name.
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Santa’s sleigh: shapes and colour

Santa’s sleigh: shapes and colour

Can you help Santa load his sleigh ready for Christmas Eve? Follow the instructions to colour the presents and then cut them out and stick them onto the sleigh.
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Rainbow activity: read poem

Rainbow activity: read poem

Have you ever seen a beautiful rainbow? You might see one when there are lots of sunshine and rain showers in the same day. Read this rainbow poem with your little one and talk about your favourite colours, then follow the instructions to make a windsock.
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Nursery rhyme activity: read and remember

Nursery rhyme activity: read and remember

Read this classic nursery rhyme to your little learner and then encourage them to learn it by heart — perhaps they can even recite it to family or friends. Then your child can make a lamb of their own following the
instructions.
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Match the Christmas tree rhymes

Match the Christmas tree rhymes

Can you put the rhyming presents under the Christmas trees? Cut out the presents and stick them under the Christmas tree so that the presents rhyme with the item in the star.
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Y1 phonics screening check 2022 past paper

Year 1 Phonics screening check 2022

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 2022.
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The Enormous Turnip: read and respond

The Enormous Turnip: read and respond

Read the story of “The Enormous Turnip’ to your little learner, then cut out the story characters and retell the story.
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Speak and listen story

Speak and listen story

This activity is lots of fun! It’s all about listening very carefully. You are going to make up some actions or sound effects for words in a story. Then, when you hear the words, remember to do the actions you have made up.
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Recognise your name

Recognise your name

Writing your name is important when you get to school. This name builder activity will help you to recognise the letters and begin to spell your name.
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Reading and discussing stories

Reading and discussing stories

Books are amazing and can take you on some incredible adventures. Ask a grown-up to read one of your favourite stories, then see if you can answer some questions with the help of an adult.
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Make your own name jigsaw

Make your own name jigsaw

When you get to school, you will need to find your name on your peg and around your classroom. This activity will help you be ready to recognise your name when you see it!
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Finding rhyming words

Finding rhyming words

Help your child listen to sounds and identify rhyming words with this Reception activity sheet.
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Your 11+ Prep Reading Adventure

Your 11+ Prep Reading Adventure

Reading is an 11+ preparation superpower! Each of the 40 books in our 11+ prep reading adventure has been chosen to act as a story-filled portal to new vocabulary and will help your child get to grips with challenging texts the fun way – no flashcards required!
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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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