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Reception spelling worksheets

The sounds /sh/ and /ch/

The sounds /sh/ and /ch/ (Phase 3 phonics)

Have a look at the sounds /sh/ and /ch/. Have fun saying the two sounds – do you sound like a train?
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Sound die: words containing i and u

Sound die: words containing /i/ and /u/ (Phase 2 phonics)

Cut out the shape below. Fold along the lines and stick down the flaps to make a cube. Then take turns to roll the sound die. Each player has to think of a word containing the ‘u’ or ‘i’ sound they roll. Then write down your words.
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Sound button: ‘ck’ endings

Sound button: ‘ck’ endings (Phase 2 phonics)

Use the sound button! Press the button and say the sound, then say the word.
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Sentence spot the difference

Sentence spot the difference

Read these pairs of sentences. Can you put a circle around what is different in the second sentences? Now can you do your own pair now? Ask someone to spot the difference!
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Reading vowels

Reading vowels (Phase 2 phonics)

These animal names have vowels missing! Can you match the correct vowel to the animal?
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Reading tricky words

Reading tricky words (Phase 3 phonics)

Some words have one or two tricky letters in them. These words we just have to learn to read and spell correctly, we can’t only use ‘sounding out’. Cut out all the words below and hold them in a pile. Sit in front of your child and show them one of the words. Then show them some of the other words; when you show them a word they’ve already seen they shout ‘Full Circle’!
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Reading the /th/ sound

Reading the /th/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Read the sounds in the phoneme frame below. Can you say each word out loud? Cut out the sounds below. Can you use them to make up some words?
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Reading ‘ng’ endings

Reading ‘ng’ endings (Phase 3 phonics)

Can you circle the ‘ng’ sound in each of these words? These funny aliens all have silly names ending in the ‘ng’ sound! Can you read their names?
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Reading ‘ll’ endings

Reading ‘ll’ endings (Phase 2 phonics)

Look at the pink and orange words below. Can you see that they all have ‘ll’ endings? Draw sound buttons under each word. The first one is done for you.
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Missing CVC words game

Missing CVC words game (Phase 2 phonics)

Some of these words match some of the pictures. Match up the ones that you can. Which words are missing? Can you write them?
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Match more initial sounds

Match more initial sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

Here are some pictures. Match the picture to the letter that it begins with.
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Initial sounds: s and t

Initial sounds: s and t (Phase 2 phonics)

Can you cut out these pictures and put them in two piles, one for things starting with ‘s’ and one for things starting with ‘t’? A Phase 2 phonics worksheet, suitable for children in Reception.
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Initial sounds: r or f?

Initial sounds: r or f? (Phase 2 phonics)

Look at the pictures below. Do the words begin with r or f? Cut the pictures out and stick them into the correct circle.
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Initial sounds: q

Initial sounds: q (Phase 3 phonics)

Henry is stuck! He’s been asked to colour in everything on this page which begins with ‘q’. He’s not sure which pictures to colour in. Can you help? Get your coloured pencils out and colour in all the objects below that begin with the letter ‘q’ (the /k/ + /w/ sound).
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Initial sounds matching

Initial sounds matching (Phase 2 phonics)

Do you recognise all these things? Match the pictures that begin with the same sound! Then see if you can spot which one is the odd one out. This is a Phase 2 worksheet, suitable for children at the beginning of Reception.
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Initial sounds: m, d and p

Initial sounds: m, d and p (Phase 2 phonics)

Let's play I spy! Look around you. Can you see anything that begins with these sounds? Draw pictures in the eyes of things you see beginning with each sound.
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Initial sounds: h

Initial sounds: h (Phase 2 phonics)

Magnifying glass at the ready – it’s time to go on a hunt for ‘h’! Go around your house collecting things that begin with ‘h’. Once you’ve collected five things draw a picture of them in this hat. Ask your mum or dad to help you label them.
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Initial sounds: h and b

Initial sounds: h and b (Phase 2 phonics)

Jack and Eva are going on their summer holiday. They’ve drawn a picture list of everything they need to take with them but they’ve missed off the first letters on the words below. Can you use either an ‘h’ or a ‘b’ to complete the words?
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Initial sounds: g and k

Initial sounds: g and k (Phase 2 phonics)

Can you be a letter detective and spy the sounds /g/ and /k/ in this box? Colour the ‘g’s in red and the ‘k’s in blue. Then match the pictures to the sound that they begin with and colour the pictures in.
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Initial sounds: a and b

Initial sounds: a and b (Phase 2 phonics)

Circle the objects that Ella has seen that begin with ‘a’ and ‘b’.
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