Skip to main content

Reading worksheets

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.
or Register to add to your saved resources
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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!
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
Finding rhyming words

Finding rhyming words

Help your child listen to sounds and identify rhyming words with this Reception activity sheet.
or Register to add to your saved resources
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!
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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?
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.
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.
or Register to add to your saved resources

Subscribe now now to instantly download this content, plus gain access to 1000s of worksheets, learning packs and activities exclusively available to members.

Already a subscriber? to view this content.