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Sounds and Blending 1

In this worksheet, students are encouraged to revise the sounds (phonemes) that different letters (graphemes) make by using pseudo words.

'Sounds and Blending 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

WATCH OUT! An alien has landed!

 

"Blish!"

 

What is this alien saying? 

Use your sounds to read all the alien words you can see!

What can you hear?

wuf

gat

What can you hear?

hup

lij

What can you hear?

gbop

mnat

What can you hear?

quar

kesh

What can you hear?

sedl

zipl

What can you hear?

delm

hilm

What can you hear?

jomb

chux

What can you hear?

arp

eep

What can you hear?

oib

owb

What can you hear?

loock

lock

  • Question 1

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
wuf
EDDIE SAYS
These words are alien words. They do not make sense and are not real words. The trick is to segment each word. Listen to what the alien says and repeat it yourself. Which option sounds most like the word the alien is saying? In this example the alien is saying 'wuf'. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
lij
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the correct word? The correct word is 'lij'. Think about the first sound of the word the alien is saying. Once you know what that first sound is you can look at the options given and see which option starts with the sound you identified. Remember you can listen to the alien word several times before you decide which word is correct.
  • Question 3

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
gbop
EDDIE SAYS
Remember these words are made up. Don't try and make sense of them! Did you listen carefully to the alien word? 'G-b-o-p' the word has 4 sounds. Just make sure you listen really carefully to what the alien is saying. Keep going!
  • Question 4

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
kesh
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? It really helps to sound out the word yourself once you have heard the alien speaking. Saying it aloud to yourself can help you to identify the sounds you can hear. You can do this!
  • Question 5

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
zipl
EDDIE SAYS
What a funny language the alien speaks! 'Zipl' is a made up word and doesn't mean anything to us. We just need to be identify the sounds that are being said. Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 6

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
delm
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this now? Remember the word will either begin with a 'h' or 'd'. You can listen out for these sounds. What is the first sound in the word the alien says? Once you know this you can see which sound it matches in the words below. You have got this!
  • Question 7

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
chux
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? The alien says 'ch-u-x'. This made up word has 3 phonemes. Remember listen to the word and say it to yourself. It can help to clap each sound you can hear.
  • Question 8

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
eep
EDDIE SAYS
This is a funny word! 'Eep' only has 2 phonemes. Nearly there now! Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 9

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
oib
EDDIE SAYS
Again here the alien word only has two phonemes, 'oi-b'. Did you hear it correctly? Remember 'oi' is a digraph which means it has 2 letters that make 1 sound.
  • Question 10

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
loock
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one! The correct answer is 'loock'. The alien says the 'oo' sound as in 'zoom'. The word 'lock' has the 'o' sound like in the word 'dot'. Great effort! Well done!
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