One player chooses a phoneme, writes this at the top of the board and says a word that contains this phoneme.
For example, they could write ‘ow’ at the top of the board and say ‘ow’ in cow.’
Put a time on the clock between 2 and 5 minutes and then race to see how many words each player can write that contain the chosen phoneme.
When time is up, score a point for every word spelt correctly.
The player with the most points wins the round.
The National Curriculum provides a spelling table for each year group. To find out which phonemes your child should know visit https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/ file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf