Phonics

Here is a list of all of the skills that cover phonics! These skills are organised by year, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to preview the skill. To start practising, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will automatically increase in difficulty as you improve!

Here is a list of all of the skills that cover phonics! To start practising, just click on any link.

Year 1 skills

  1. A.3 Choose the two words that are the same
  2. B.1 Find letters in the alphabet
  3. B.2 Choose the letter that you hear: lowercase
  4. B.3 Choose the letter that you hear: uppercase
  5. B.4 Identify frequently confused letters
  6. C.1 Sort consonants and vowels
  7. C.2 Find the vowel in the word
  8. D.1 How many syllables does the word have?
  9. D.2 Which word has more syllables?
  10. D.3 Sort by the number of syllables
  11. E.1 Choose the words that have a given ending
  12. E.2 Choose the picture that rhymes with the word
  13. E.3 Which word does not rhyme?
  14. E.4 Complete the rhyme
  15. F.1 Blend the sounds together to make a word
  16. F.2 Identify the first, second and last sound in a word
  17. F.3 Put the sounds in order
  18. G.1 Which two words start with the same sound?
  19. G.2 Find all the words that start with a given sound
  20. G.3 Which two words end with the same sound?
  21. G.4 Choose the letter that matches the consonant sound
  22. G.5 Which letter does the word start with?
  23. G.6 Which letter does the word end with?
  24. H.1 Which consonant blend does the word start with?
  25. H.2 Complete the word with the right initial consonant blend
  26. H.3 Does the word start with a consonant blend?
  27. H.4 Which consonant blend does the word end with?
  28. H.5 Complete the word with the right final consonant blend
  29. H.6 Does the word end with a consonant blend?
  30. H.7 Choose the word that matches the picture: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck
  31. H.8 Choose the correct digraph
  32. I.1 Find the short a word
  33. I.2 Choose the short a word that matches the picture
  34. I.3 Complete the short a word
  35. I.4 Choose the short a sentence that matches the picture
  36. I.5 Find the short e word
  37. I.6 Choose the picture that matches the short e word
  38. I.7 Complete the short e word
  39. I.8 Choose the short e sentence that matches the picture
  40. I.9 Find the short i word
  41. I.10 Choose the short i word that matches the picture
  42. I.11 Complete the short i words
  43. I.12 Choose the short i sentence that matches the picture
  44. I.13 Find the short o word
  45. I.14 Choose the short o word that matches the picture
  46. I.15 Complete the short o word
  47. I.16 Choose the short o sentence that matches the picture
  48. I.17 Find the short u word
  49. I.18 Choose the picture that matches the short u word
  50. I.19 Complete the short u word
  51. I.20 Choose the short u sentence that matches the picture
  52. I.21 Identify the short vowel sound in a word
  53. I.22 Complete the word with the right short vowel
  54. I.23 Spell the short vowel word
  55. I.24 Complete the sentence with the correct short vowel word
  56. I.25 Read questions with short vowel words
  57. J.1 Choose the word that has a different vowel sound
  58. J.2 Find the long a word
  59. J.3 Find the long e word
  60. J.4 Find the long i word
  61. J.5 Find the long o word
  62. J.6 Find the long u word
  63. J.7 Sort short and long vowel words
  64. K.1 Find a word in a sentence
  65. K.2 Choose the two sight words that are the same
  66. K.3 Choose the sight word that you hear
  67. K.4 Complete the sentence with the correct sight word
  68. K.5 Spell the sight word

Year 2 skills

  1. A.1 Sort consonants and vowels
  2. A.2 Find the vowels in a word
  3. B.1 Choose the picture that rhymes with the word
  4. B.2 Which word does not rhyme?
  5. B.3 Complete the rhyme
  6. B.4 Complete the poem with a word that rhymes
  7. C.1 Blend the sounds together to make a word
  8. C.2 Identify each sound in a word
  9. C.3 Put the sounds in order
  10. D.1 Which two words start with the same sound?
  11. D.2 Which two words end with the same sound?
  12. D.3 Which letter does the word start with?
  13. D.4 Which letter does the word end with?
  14. E.1 Complete the word with the right initial consonant blend
  15. E.2 Does the word start with a consonant blend?
  16. E.3 Complete the word with the right final consonant blend
  17. E.4 Does the word end with a consonant blend?
  18. E.5 Fill in the missing consonant blend
  19. E.6 Complete the word to match the picture: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck
  20. E.7 Choose the correct digraph
  21. E.8 Complete the word with the right digraph
  22. E.9 Spell the digraph word
  23. E.10 Sort by initial consonant blend or digraph
  24. F.1 Choose the short a word that matches the picture
  25. F.2 Complete the short a word
  26. F.3 Choose the short a sentence that matches the picture
  27. F.4 Choose the picture that matches the short e word
  28. F.5 Complete the short e word
  29. F.6 Choose the short e sentence that matches the picture
  30. F.7 Choose the short i word that matches the picture
  31. F.8 Complete the short i words
  32. F.9 Choose the short i sentence that matches the picture
  33. F.10 Choose the short o word that matches the picture
  34. F.11 Complete the short o word
  35. F.12 Choose the short o sentence that matches the picture
  36. F.13 Choose the picture that matches the short u word
  37. F.14 Complete the short u word
  38. F.15 Choose the short u sentence that matches the picture
  39. F.16 Identify the short vowel sound in a word
  40. F.17 Complete the word with the right short vowel
  41. F.18 Spell the short vowel word
  42. F.19 Complete the sentence with the correct short vowel word
  43. G.1 Sort short and long vowel words
  44. G.2 Match the short a and long a words to pictures
  45. G.3 Match the short e and long e words to pictures
  46. G.4 Choose the short i or long i word that matches the picture
  47. G.5 Choose the short o or long o word that matches the picture
  48. G.6 Choose the short u or long u word that matches the picture
  49. G.7 Use spelling patterns to sort long and short vowel words
  50. H.1 Choose the silent e word that matches the picture
  51. H.2 Complete the silent e words
  52. H.3 Spell the silent e word
  53. H.4 Choose the silent e sentence that matches the picture
  54. H.5 Choose the picture that matches the vowel digraph word
  55. H.6 Complete the vowel digraph words
  56. H.7 Complete the word with the right vowel digraph
  57. H.8 Choose the vowel digraph sentence that matches the picture
  58. I.1 Choose the diphthong word that matches the picture
  59. I.2 Complete the word with the right diphthong: oi, oy, ou, ow
  60. J.1 How many syllables does the word have?
  61. J.2 Sort by the number of syllables
  62. J.3 Put two syllables together to create a word
  63. J.4 Complete the two-syllable words
  64. J.5 Complete the sentence with a two-syllable word
  65. K.1 Choose the sight word that you hear
  66. K.2 Complete the sentence with the correct sight word
  67. K.3 Spell the sight word
  68. O.16 Complete the verb with the ending that you hear

Year 3 skills

  1. A.1 Choose the picture that rhymes with the word
  2. A.2 Which word does not rhyme?
  3. A.3 Complete the rhyme
  4. A.4 Complete the poem with a word that rhymes
  5. A.5 Spell rhyming words to answer riddles
  6. B.1 Complete the word with the correct initial consonant blend
  7. B.2 Complete the word with the correct final consonant blend
  8. B.3 Spell the word with a consonant blend
  9. B.4 Complete the word with the correct digraph: ch, sh, th
  10. B.5 Complete the word with the correct digraph: ph, qu, wh
  11. B.6 Spell the digraph word: ch, sh, th
  12. B.7 Spell the digraph word: ph, qu, wh
  13. B.8 Sort by initial consonant blend or digraph
  14. B.9 Complete the word with a three-letter consonant blend
  15. B.10 Complete the sentence with a three-letter consonant blend word
  16. B.11 Complete the words with silent letters
  17. C.1 Complete the word with the correct short vowel
  18. C.2 Spell the short a word
  19. C.3 Spell the short e word
  20. C.4 Spell the short i word
  21. C.5 Spell the short o word
  22. C.6 Spell the short u word
  23. D.1 Sort short and long vowel words
  24. D.2 Match the short a and long a words to pictures
  25. D.3 Match the short e and long e words to pictures
  26. D.4 Choose the short i or long i word that matches the picture
  27. D.5 Choose the short o or long o word that matches the picture
  28. D.6 Choose the short u or long u word that matches the picture
  29. D.7 Use spelling patterns to sort long and short vowel words
  30. D.8 Is the syllable open or closed?
  31. D.9 Spell words with open and closed syllables
  32. D.10 Complete the sentence with the correct -ild, -ind, -old, -olt or -ost word
  33. E.1 Choose the silent e word that matches the picture
  34. E.2 Complete the silent e words
  35. E.3 Spell the silent e word
  36. E.4 Choose the picture that matches the vowel digraph word
  37. E.5 Complete the vowel digraph words
  38. E.6 Complete the word with the correct vowel digraph
  39. E.7 Choose the vowel digraph sentence that matches the picture
  40. E.8 Choose the words with a given long vowel
  41. E.9 Spell the long a word: silent e, ai, ay
  42. E.10 Spell the long e word: ee, ea
  43. E.11 Spell the long i word: silent e, ie, y
  44. E.12 Spell the long o word: silent e, oa, ow
  45. E.13 Spell the long u word: silent e, ue, oo, ew
  46. F.1 Choose the diphthong word that matches the picture
  47. F.2 Complete the word with the correct diphthong: oi, oy, ou, ow
  48. F.3 Choose the diphthong sentence that matches the picture
  49. G.1 Complete words with variant vowels
  50. G.2 Which word has a different vowel sound?
  51. H.1 Sort soft and hard g words and soft and hard c words
  52. H.2 Pick the soft g or soft c word that matches the picture
  53. H.3 Choose the soft g or soft c sentence that matches the picture
  54. H.4 Spell the soft g or soft c word
  55. I.1 How many syllables does the word have?
  56. I.2 Sort by the number of syllables
  57. I.3 Put two syllables together to create a word
  58. I.4 Complete the two-syllable words
  59. I.5 Complete the sentence with a two-syllable word
  60. I.6 Complete the consonant-l-e words
  61. I.7 Choose the correct spelling of the consonant-l-e word
  62. I.8 Spell the consonant-l-e word
  63. J.1 Choose the sight word that you hear
  64. J.2 Complete the sentence with the correct sight word
  65. J.3 Spell the sight word
  66. N.17 Complete the word with the ending that you hear