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Spelling for beginners (KS1 resources)

Spelling challenges, tips, word lists and activities for KS1 learners.

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On the farm activities
Reading, spelling and writing activities with a farm theme! Suitable  … read more
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Odd word out
A reading and comprehension task for years 1 and 2. Children  … read more
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Rising Stars Spelling
A Rising Stars resource. A fun unit focusing on /d3/ sound spelled  … read more
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Spell the word 'Christmas' – a cut and paste activity
Cut out and sort the Christmas images to spell the word 'Christmas'.  … read more
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Bingo - ai sound
A set of bingo game cards and words for the ai sound. Includes  … read more
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An a to z of emotions
An A to Z of words on flashcards to describe emotions and feelings.  … read more
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Spelling strategies
Lots of fantastic visual and kinaesthetic ideas to help children  … read more
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Spelling words with the le ending
An activity sheet for teaching the spelling of words with an  … read more
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Word work – I me he she
High Frequency Words: children recognise and copy words as a  … read more
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Active spelling activity cards
A set of activity cards to use during active spelling rotations.  … read more
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Syllable break down
Explore how multi-syllabic words are broken down into their syllable  … read more
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Adding 'es' or just plain 's'
A simple interactive to sort words to show their endings when  … read more
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What no J? – words ending dge or ge
Children sort the words using the word ending and then examine  … read more
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Cartoon apostrophes to show possession
Children write sentences and draw illustrations to show the meaning  … read more
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Chip to ship – consonant digraph blending
Children explore adding new endings to digraph constants sh and  … read more
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Spelling test marking – dge or ge
Children mark this interactive spelling test to see how well  … read more
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Making plurals quiz
A simple quiz to check understanding of rules for adding s, es  … read more
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Contraction flip!
Flip the tiles to show the contracted word groups with in each  … read more
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Snap for real and pseudo words
This activity offers great preparation of the Year One phonics  … read more
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Silent letter word definitions
A matching game to link words with simple definitions using words  … read more
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Numbers as words – traditional counting rhymes
Read the rhymes and reveal the numbers as words. Ideal for practising  … read more
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Contractions all around us
A simple bingo style game where children look out for examples  … read more
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Expand and contract
Children are challenged to identify contractions within a passage.  … read more
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Dogs or dog's – singular possessive nouns
Challenge children to identify whether or not they need to add  … read more
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Tricky high frequency word cards
A set of high frequency word cards which include examples that  … read more
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Anagram word ladders – HFW
A set of three word ladders to complete by rearranging the letters  … read more
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Syllable counter
Children sort a selection of words into the number of syllables  … read more
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One dog, two dogs – plurals picture cards
A set of picture cards showing words that require s or es when  … read more
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Syllable tricks
Play in pairs or small groups to match words containing the same  … read more
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Common usage words top 100
A set of word card listing the top high frequency words.  … read more
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HFW anagram cards
A set of high frequency word cards displayed as domino or loop  … read more
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Making word cakes – blending digraphs and graphemes
Children use standard digraphs and a selection different graphemes  … read more
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Making word cakes – blending split digraphs and graphemes
Children use split digraphs and a selection of different graphemes  … read more
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Digraph snap for real and non-real words
A simple snap games where children spot words containing the  … read more
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Loop game word definitions – missing letters
Children complete the loop by working out the clues and checking  … read more
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Digraph picture word cards
A selection of word and picture cards for digraphs: ue,aw,oy  … read more
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Words ending in 'y' – picture cards
A set of picture cards for use in spelling activities.  … read more
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Shh! – silent letters
Children decide whether or not the initial letter is silent for  … read more
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Word building blocks – dge and ge
A look cover, write, check style activity where children break  … read more
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Classroom compound words
Children create new compound words then create a meaning for  … read more
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Word building challenge
Children challenge themselves to create as many compound words  … read more
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Word sums
Break compound words down into their initial root words.  … read more
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Rhyming words for numbers
Cut and stick the words to show which number words they rhyme  … read more
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Digraph word group display templates
A set of ideas and templates to create interactive and fun digraph  … read more
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High frequency words – crossword
Recall the common exception words with this set of interactive  … read more
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Four corners – digraph and grapheme word sets
Play this fun run around game to help children distinguish between  … read more
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Matching words and pictures – ee sounds
Children cut and out and match the ee words and pictures. They  … read more
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High frequency crosswords
Use these simple crosswords to refresh high frequency word spellings.  … read more
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Spelling tips – syllables and letter strings
A set of teaching tips and ideas to demonstrate how using syllables  … read more
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Spelling word lists – phase 2
A structured set of spelling lists using letter strings from  … read more
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Spelling word lists – phase 5
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Spelling word lists – phase 4
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Spelling word lists – phase 2
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Spelling word lists – phase 3
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Creative spelling activities
Ideas for spelling activities that can be printed onto stickers  … read more
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Word work
Write the words 'going', 'away' and 'play' in the shapes. A useful  … read more
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Rhyming Dictionary
A fun interactive resource demonstrating how words can rhyme  … read more
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Spelling booklet 2
A second spelling booklet that aims to help pupils to learn basic  … read more
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Spelling challenges 'tch'
Spelling lists, missing words and a wordsearch for children to  … read more
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Spelling challenges 'oi'
Spelling lists, missing words and a wordsearch for children to  … read more
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Spelling challenges 'edge'
Spelling lists, missing words and a wordsearch for children to  … read more
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Spelling challenges 'ain'
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Spelling challenges 'ea'
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Spelling log
A useful log for children to record misspellings or weekly spellings  … read more
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Spelling booklet
A spelling booklet that aims to help pupils to learn basic words.  … read more
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