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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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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.
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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.
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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 /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 /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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The /air/ sound worksheet

The /air/ sound (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? Write them down and then use them to make up your own sentences. Then have a game of pairs with these /air/, /igh/ and /ear/ sound words.
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The /ai/ sound worksheet

The /ai/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

When we put the letters a and i together we make the phoneme /ai/. Can you write the words under these pictures using the /ai/ sound spelled ‘ai’? Then cut out these words, read them and sort them
into piles of rhyming words.
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Spelling patterns: c and k worksheet

Spelling patterns: c and k (Phase 2 phonics)

Which of these words DO NOT start with a c or k? Now cut out and put together these two dice. Roll both dice together and see if when you put the single letter in front of the ending if you get a real word or a silly word.
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