Reception English worksheets
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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.
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.
Here is a list of words that cover the spelling rules children are expected to learn by the end of Reception. How many can you spell?
Introduce your child to phonics sounds with TheSchoolRun's FREE Phonics taster pack. You'll find phonics sounds mats and five games to play with Reception and Year 1 children, all designed to boost their confidence with phonics learning and help them practise their skills the fun way.
Practise the /ow/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
Practise spotting words with ‘oo’ in them with this reading comprehension. Read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
Practise the /oi/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
Practise the /ai/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
Cut out these colourful flashcards – with exception words that Reception children need to learn – and see how many you can spell.
Let's play bingo! Each player chooses six exception words to write on their bingo board then take it in turns to pick a card and read it out. The other player checks to see if the word is on their bingo mat, crossing it out if they do. The winner is the person to cross all their words out first.
Let's try some exception words speed sorting! Cut out the word cards and shuffle them. How fast can you sort them into the correct space in the table, based on the number of letters in the word?
Exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way. Read these exception words then get out your scissors and glue! We are going to make some word and picture cylinders.
Using letter arrow cards, can you work out which sound could go in the blank arrow in these words?
Can you spell these words? Using a set of letter arrow cards, write the word that represents each picture. How many did you get right?
These letter arrow cards an help you practise putting sounds together to make some words. Cut them out and use them to show off your word-building skills now!
Fancy a game of Rhyming Words? Take it in turns to choose a card, then see how many rhyming words you can make. The player with the most rhyming words wins that round.
Fancy a game of Consonant Clusters? Race to make a word using letter arrow cards for each cluster on your mat. The first player to complete the task wins.
Find out what your child will learn in Reception English, maths and science, try out a few learning activities and read our top tips about how to support their learning and development in our free, downloadable Reception Taster Pack.
Help your child recognise capital letters and practise using them correctly with this simple worksheet for Reception children.
Help your child read a text and then imagine how it might continue. They'll be taking their first steps into creative writing and story telling!
How many different full sentences can your child make with these words? Remember that a full sentence needs to start with a capital letter and end in a full stop.
This simple game is designed to help support and reinforce the learning of the Phase 3 phonics sounds /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/.