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Find the missing sounds: o and n

Find the missing sounds: o and n (Phase 2 phonics)

This sound burglar has been stealing sounds from the words below. Can you see what sounds he has in his bag? Help these words get their sounds back by filling in the missing letters!
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Two-letter vowel sounds: /ee/ /oo/ /ur/ worksheet

Two-letter vowel sounds: /ee/ /oo/ /ur/ (Phase 3 phonics)

Can you think of words which contain the sounds /ee/, /oo/ or /ur/?
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Reading the /sh/ and /ch/ sounds worksheet

Reading the /sh/ and /ch/ sounds (Phase 3 phonics)

What words can you think of that end in /sh/ or /ch? Can you write in the missing sounds in these words?
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Sound buckets: using 'ss', 'll' and 'zz'

Sound buckets: using 'ss', 'll' and 'zz' (Phase 3 phonics)

Use sounds from the three different buckets to make as many words as you can. Write the words on the lines.
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Handwriting high frequency words

Handwriting high frequency words

Boost handwriting and spelling skills with this worksheet. The focus is on some of the high-frequency words your child will learn to read, spell and write in Reception and Year 1; letter formation guides and dotted line versions are provided to help them practise.
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Phonics games

Your child will do lots of phonics learning at school – so why not use games to help them put their new skills into practice at home? Our Phonics games learning pack, created by a KS1 teacher (and parent), offers ten games and activities to choose from. Everything you need to start playing, from instructions to game boards and a sound die, is included in your download – print off your bingo counters, sharpen your pencils and have some fun!
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Spelling game shape words activity

Spelling game shape words

This game encourages children to think about the shapes of letters within words which will help them with their formation of letters and spelling.
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Write the missing sounds /oo/ and /ee/

Write the missing sounds /oo/ and /ee/ (Phase 3 phonics)

Digraphs can be tricky for young children to master. Help your child to identify words containing the sounds /oo/ and /ee/ with this download.
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Using sounds to make words worksheet

Using sounds to make words (Phase 3 phonics)

Encourage your child to use these sounds and put them together to make a variety of different words.
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Write the missing letter

Write the missing letter (Phase 2 phonics)

This fun worksheet will help your child identify the vowel in six CVC words. Great for beginner readers.
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Write the /ch/ sound worksheet

Write the /ch/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Sometimes two letters can make just one sound! This activity will enable children to practise the consonant digraph sound /ch/. Write in the boxes, then read together!
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Working on /s/ and /sh/

Working on /s/ and /sh (Phase 3 phonics)

Need some practice identifying where to use /s/ and where to use /sh/? This is the perfect say-then-write activity for you.
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The /oo/ sound

The /oo/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

Help your child master this vowel digraph with a do-together colouring activity based on the /oo/ sound.
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Say the /s/ sound

Say the /s/ sound (Phase 2 phonics)

Which words end with 'ss'? This worksheet will help your child identify /s/ at the end of a word, enjoying themselves with a fun colouring sheet at the same time.
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Reception high-frequency words flashcards

Reception high frequency words flashcards

A cut-out-and-keep flashcard set containing all the Reception year high frequency words. Why not slip a set into your bag or wallet for a quick practice during quiet moments?
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Match the initial sounds

Match the initial sounds (Phase 2 phonics)

A matching game to help children identify the initial sound of a word. With your help, they can then sound out the letters in the rest of the word and read the word in full, using the picture as prompt. Excellent confidence booster for beginner readers.
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All about the /igh/ sound

All about the /igh/ sound (Phase 3 phonics)

A colouring activity sheet to help your child identify words with the /igh/ sound.
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Have fun with spelling

Does your child’s spelling really let their writing down? Have fun with spelling offers you practical and effective strategies to help support your child’s learning at home, based on a real understanding of how spelling is taught and why it’s tricky to master. The bad news? Your child will be beating you at Scrabble before you know it!
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Reception wordsearch

Reception wordsearch

A very first wordsearch for beginner readers. This puzzle contains phonemes and words your child will be learning in Reception and is easy enough for Reception children, though they might need some support from you. A solution to the puzzle is also included!
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Looking for igh worksheet

Looking for igh

A first wordsearch puzzle containing the /igh/ phoneme. Your Reception child may need help completing it. The solution is also included.
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