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More reading and spelling worksheets

We have begun to extend the range of superb English worksheets to cover some of the sounds used in reading and spelling for the lower primary age range. These sounds are represented by more than one letter and include ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’, ‘oo’ and many others, as well as ‘ea’ (long ‘e’ sound in words […]

Early years worksheets on graphemes

We have now published a great series of English worksheets to help with learning some of the basic graphemes (written representations of phonemes or sounds), covering up to Stage 5 of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. The sounds covered include: ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’, ‘ng’, ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘igh’ ‘oa’ and ‘oo’ Using the worksheet is just […]

Tricky word activities

There is some evidence from psychology studies that we use the shapes of words to recognise them. The shape of a word is made up of the ascending (tall letters), descending (letters that go under the line) and neutral (short) letters. This could be one of the reasons we find reading a sentence made up […]

High frequency words for spelling

High Frequency words We have just published a series of pages on High Frequency Words, including checklists and word cards which can be found in our English, Early Years Resources section of the site. These words are recommended in the Letters and Sounds phonic teaching programme for Phases 2, 3, 4 and 5. They are […]