Reception Spelling worksheets
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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.
Play this memory game with your child to help them practise reading simple words.
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.
Oh dear – Captain Clumsy has forgotten where she has hidden her treasure! Luckily she left herself a clue. Look at the pictures of the items below. What sound do they each begin with?
Let's play a game of sound snap with the /ee/, /oo/ and /oo/ sounds. Just cut out the card, shuffle and deal!
Let's have a game of snap! Can you hear the middle sound in these words?
Let's have a game of sound snap. Just cut out the snap cards, shuffle up, and deal out!
By adding the letter r to the letters o a u we get three new phonemes: /or/, /ar/, /ur/. Try a wordsearch to find words containing these phonemes.
Using two consonant dice and a vowel die, play this simple phonics game with your Reception child and roll and write CVC words.
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.
Get weekly spelling practice organised with our printable spelling lists, blank and ready to be filled with your child's assigned words. Attach the list to the fridge for quick revision sessions before the weekly spelling test.
A blank Look, Cover, Write and Check spelling words list to download and print to help your child practise their weekly spelling words and prepare for tests.
Introduce your child to spelling with a pack of simple spelling tests, designed to help them show off their new writing skills and reinforce the phonics and spelling work they're doing in the classroom.