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Initial Blend - str

Initial Blend - str
Phonic & Word Knowledge
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This initial blend resource is great for consolidating the concept of blends and the phoneme or phonemes that are made at the beginning of a word. Use this resource to decide which pictures on the page begin with the correct blend. Not all pictures will begin with the correct blend. Students can also use this resource to colour in the pictures that make the correct initial sound/s.

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9E1LY11 9

Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant blends and digraphs to write words, and blend these to read one- and two-syllable words

AC9E1LY14 9

Read and write an increasing number of high-frequency words

ACELA1458 8.4

Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable words

ACELA1821 8.4

Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words.

EN1-4A old

Draws on an increasing range of skills and strategies to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on less familiar topics in different media and technologies

EN1-5A old

Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letter–sound correspondences, to spell familiar words

EN1-PHOKW-01 new

Uses initial and extended phonics, including vowel digraphs, trigraphs to decode and encode words when reading and creating texts

EN1-SPELL-01 new

Applies phonological, orthographic and morphological generalisations and strategies when spelling words in a range of writing contexts

EN1-REFLU-01 new

Sustains reading unseen texts with automaticity and prosody and self-corrects errors


Recognise short vowels, common long vowels and consonant digraphs, and consonant blends


Understand how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words, and that some high-frequency words have regular and irregular spelling components

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