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Sounds and Blending 3

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

'Sounds and Blending 3' 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!

 

alien

"Borpoy!"

 

What is this alien saying?  

Use your sounds to spell all the words you can hear.

What can you hear?

What can you hear?

What can you hear?

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What can you hear?

  • Question 1

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
glix
glicks
gliks
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. This example there are 3 possible answers. The last sound the alien says can be made using different phonemes, 'x', 'ck-s' and 'k-s'. Give the next question a try!
  • Question 2

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
snoup
snoop
EDDIE SAYS
Again in this example there could be 2 possible answers. Both digraphs 'ou' and 'oo' make the same sound, so you could have written either of these options. The trick is to listen to the sound as many times as you need. Repeat it back to yourself and try and clap the sounds you can hear. Clapping helps us to focus on each individual sound.
  • Question 3

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
thuvid
EDDIE SAYS
Remember these words are made up. Don't try and make sense of them! Did you listen carefully to the alien word? 'Th-u-v-i-d' the word has 4 phonemes. Remember a phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. Just make sure you listen really carefully to what the alien is saying. Keep going!
  • Question 4

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
eyb
ayb
aib
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Now again there are several possible answers here. The sound 'ey' can be made with alternative digraphs. You could have written 'ay', 'ai' or 'ey'. 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
eep
eap
EDDIE SAYS
What a funny language the alien speaks! The 'ee' sound can also be made using the phoneme 'ea'. You could have written either 'eep' or 'eap'. Keep going you can do this!
  • Question 6

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
oysh
oish
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this now? The sound 'oi' can also be made using the phoneme 'oy'. You could have written either 'oysh' or 'oish'. Make sure you are listening carefully to what the alien says! You have got this!
  • Question 7

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
iurf
iurph
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing? Really make sure you break down the word the alien is saying. Segment it into the smallest unit of sound. This example has two possible answers. Many sounds can be made with a number of alternative phonemes, the English language can very tricky! Both 'f' and 'ph' make the sound.
  • Question 8

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
besh
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? The alien says 'b-e-sh'. 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. Super effort!
  • Question 9

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
chim
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort super star! Clapping the sounds you can hear can really help to identify each of the phonemes within the word being said.
  • Question 10

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
goong
EDDIE SAYS
Last one! Did you get it right? The alien word is 'g-oo-ng'. The word has 3 phonemes. High five for effort!
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