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TheSchoolRun Phonics taster pack

Phonics taster pack

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.
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Reading comprehension: the /ow/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /ow/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise the /ow/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Reading comprehension: the /oo/ and /oo/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /oo/ and /oo/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

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.
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Reading comprehension: the /oi/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /oi/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise the /oi/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Reading comprehension: the /ai/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Reading comprehension: the /ai/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Practise the /ai/ sound with this reading comprehension – read the passage with your child and then ask them the questions that follow.
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Missing letter or sound challenge

Missing letter or sound challenge

Using letter arrow cards, can you work out which sound could go in the blank arrow in these words?
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Make words using arrow cards

Make words using arrow cards

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?
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Letter arrow cards

Letter arrow cards

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!
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Letter arrow cards rhyming words

Letter arrow cards rhyming words

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.
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Consonant cluster words race

Consonant cluster words race

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.
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Revise /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

Revise /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

This simple game is designed to help support and reinforce the learning of the Phase 3 phonics sounds /oo/, /ar/, /or/ and /ur/.
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Revise /ai/, /ee/, /igh/ and /oa/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

Revise /ai/, /ee/, /igh/ and /oa/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

This simple game is designed to help support and reinforce the learning of the Phase 3 phonics sounds /ai/, /ee/, /igh/ and /oa/.
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Phase 3 phonics missing tricky words

Phase 3 phonics missing tricky words

Help your child practise reading and writing the tricky words they've learned in Phase 3 phonics with this Reception activity. Tricky or exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way.
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Phase 2 phonics missing tricky words

Phase 2 phonics missing tricky words

Help your child practise reading and writing Phase 2 tricky or exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way) with this Reception activity.
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Listen to final sounds

Listen to final sounds

Many children are able to hear the initial sounds (the first sounds) in words or in a word but might struggle to hear the final sounds. This game is designed to help them practise both of these skills and covers a mixture of Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics sounds.
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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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Finding CVC words game

Finding CVC words game (Phase 2 phonics)

Once your child is confident with the Phase 2 phonics sounds /h/ /b/ /f/ /g/ /l/ /p/ /i/ /u/ and /o/, use this game to help them practise blending vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.
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Final sound board game

Final sound board game

Blending sounds is a tricky but important skill. This quick phonics game is designed to help Reception children practise blending two sounds. Then they'll need to decide if they’ve made a real or nonsense word!
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Blending CVC words game

Blending CVC words game (Phase 2 phonics)

A quick game designed to help your child review the Phase 2 phonics sounds /g/ /c/ /k/ /r/ /t/ /h/ /e/ /a/ and /i/ and to help them practise blending vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.
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Be a CVC word hunter

Be a CVC word hunter

A game to help your child review the Phase 2 phonics sounds /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/ /m/ /d/ and /o/ and to help them practise blending vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.
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