Year 1 English Printable Worksheets

Year 1 is an important year for reading, writing, and speaking. Our year 1 English worksheets will help support your child as they learn to use phonics to spell simple words, read stories, memorise common sight words, identify rhyming words, tell simple narratives, improve their vocabulary, and much more.   

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Fill in the blanks cloze activity - Dogs

Fill in the blanks cloze activity - Dogs

Children read through the passages and use the words from the word bank to fill in blank spaces. Use this time-saving cloze activity worksheet to help your students become better readers. Cloze activities are a great way to engage learners and improve reading comprehension and grammar skills.

Age: 5 - 6
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Fill in the blanks cloze activity - Cats

Fill in the blanks cloze activity - Cats

Cloze activities are a great way to engage learners and improve reading comprehension and grammar skills. Children read through the reading passages and use the words from the word bank to fill in blank spaces. Use this time-saving worksheet to help your younger students become better readers.

Age: 5 - 6
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Introducing Reading Comprehension - A Trip To London

Introducing Reading Comprehension - A Trip To London

This short introduction to reading comprehension will help struggling readers build their confidence and improve their reading skills at home and at school. Children read through the text and answer 4 reading comprehension questions. Reading will help your child to improve their understanding of the language, build their vocabulary, practise sequencing and summarising, and help them as they progress in their studies. This resource is about a mother and son who go to London.

Age: 5 - 6
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Introducing Reading Comprehension - Ben Goes To The Zoo

Introducing Reading Comprehension - Ben Goes To The Zoo

This short introduction to reading comprehension will help struggling readers build their confidence and improve their reading skills at home and at school. Children read through the text and answer 4 reading comprehension questions. Reading will help your child to improve their understanding of the language, build their vocabulary, practise sequencing and summarising, and help them as they progress in their studies.

Age: 5 - 6
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Introducing Reading Comprehension - Jack Gets A Kitten

Introducing Reading Comprehension - Jack Gets A Kitten

Children read through the text and answer 4 reading comprehension questions. This short reading comprehension activity about a boy and his kitten offers children the chance to practise and improve their reading skills. Reading will help your child to improve their understanding of the language and build their vocabulary.

Age: 5 - 6
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Introducing Reading Comprehension - The Dinosaur

Introducing Reading Comprehension - The Dinosaur

This short reading comprehension activity about a dinosaur offers children the chance to practise and improve their reading skills. Children read through the text and answer 4 reading comprehension questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading Booster - Set 5

Reading Booster - Set 5

With this reading booster activity, children read the sentences, read the question twice, and then circle the correct answer. Our reading boosters for early learners will help children recognise common sight words and use capitalisation and punctuation correctly. Use this reading resource to help your child read with greater confidence and fluency.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading Booster - Set 4

Reading Booster - Set 4

Our reading boosters for early years will help children recognise common sight words and use capitalisation and punctuation correctly. Children read the sentences, read the question twice, and then circle the correct answer.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading Booster - Set 3

Reading Booster - Set 3

Reading helps to improve a child's concentration and improves vocabulary and language skills. Use our fun and engaging reading booster activity to develop a child's imagination and creativity. Quick and easy to print or download, use this resource in the classroom or at home.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading Booster - Set 2

Reading Booster - Set 2

This fun and engaging reading booster activity will help children read with greater confidence and recognise common words that are used in early reading books. Use this fun reading booster activity to help develop a child's early reading skills. Children read each question twice and circle the correct answer.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading Booster - Set 1

Reading Booster - Set 1

Use this fun reading booster activity to help develop a child's early reading skills. Children read each question twice and circle the correct answer. This engaging reading booster resource will help your child read with greater confidence and fluency.

Age: 5 - 6
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Yes/No questions - Transport

Yes/No questions - Transport

Is this a van? Is this a car? Is this a train? Children look at the images and write 'Yes, it is' or 'No, it isn't'. This activity will help improve a student's reading skills and also help educators to check a childrens' understanding of a topic.

Age: 5 - 6
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Yes/No questions - School items

Yes/No questions - School items

This school items-themed resource asks students to look at the pictures and write 'Yes, it is' or 'No, it isn't. By asking children questions, you are encouraging them to engage with their work and develop their interest in a topic. This activity can also be used in any ESL class.

Age: 5 - 6
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Yes/No questions - Animals

Yes/No questions - Animals

By asking children questions, you are encouraging them to build their critical thinking skills and develop their interest in a topic. This animal-themed English resource asks students questions about animals and they must reply 'Yes, it is' or 'No, it isn't. This activity can also be used in any ESL class.

Age: 5 - 6
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Picture description - Christmas

Picture description - Christmas

This fun Christmas-themed resource asks students to look at the picture and answer the questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Autumn read and colour

Autumn read and colour

Children read the sentences and colour the autumn pictures to match the sentences.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading Comprehension - Marcus the Monkey

Reading Comprehension - Marcus the Monkey

This worksheet can be used as an extra resource for a Chinese New Year theme or used in an English lesson. It is about a monkey called Marcus. Students read through the text and then answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - My Baby Brother

Reading comprehension - My Baby Brother

This short story is for early readers. A girl is talking about her baby brother. Students are asked to read through the short passage and then answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Getting Ready for School

Reading comprehension - Getting Ready for School

Students are asked to read the short story about a boy who gets ready for school. They are asked to put the sentences in order from 1 - 5, then answer the questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - A Trip to the Zoo

Reading comprehension - A Trip to the Zoo

Students are asked to read the short story about Lizzy going to the zoo with her parents. They are then asked to answer the questions by putting a circle around the correct letter.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Ollie the Octopus

Reading comprehension - Ollie the Octopus

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about an octopus called Ollie and answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Animal riddles - Who Am I?

Animal riddles - Who Am I?

Year 1 English - This activity is great fun for kids. They can work in pairs, groups or by themselves. They must read through the riddles and see if they can figure out which animal is being described.

Age: 5 - 6
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Picture sentences

Picture sentences

Year 1 Literacy - Picture sentences

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Molly the Meerkat

Reading comprehension - Molly the Meerkat

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a meerkat called Molly and answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a monkey (short text)

Reading comprehension - I am a monkey (short text)

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a monkey and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a fox

Reading comprehension - I am a fox

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a fox called Farley and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a crocodile

Reading comprehension - I am a crocodile

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a crocodile called Snappy and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a sheep

Reading comprehension - I am a sheep

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a sheep called Shaun and answer the multiple choice questions. This is a fun way to learn about animals!

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a badger

Reading comprehension - I am a badger

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a badger called Brock and answer the multiple choice questions. This is a fun way to learn about animals!

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I Like To Dance

Reading comprehension - I Like To Dance

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a girl called Louise who likes to dance and answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Ben's New House

Reading comprehension - Ben's New House

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about Ben's new house and answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Otis the owl

Reading comprehension - Otis the owl

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about an owl called Otis and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Percy the Pig

Reading comprehension - Percy the Pig

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a pig called Percy and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a koala

Reading comprehension - I am a koala

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a koala called Kara and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Father's day - Picture sentences 2

Father's day - Picture sentences 2

Match the correct sentence to the picture.

Age: 5 - 6
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Father's day - Picture sentences 1

Father's day - Picture sentences 1

Match the correct sentence to the picture.

Age: 5 - 6
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Easter - Matching colours with words

Easter - Matching colours with words

Match the egg on the left to the word on the right, then colour the egg.

Age: 5 - 6
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Mother's Day - Correct sentences 5

Mother's Day - Correct sentences 5

Children must look at the pictures and match them to the correct sentences.

Age: 5 - 6
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Mother's Day - Correct sentences 4

Mother's Day - Correct sentences 4

Children must look at the pictures and match them to the correct sentences.

Age: 5 - 6
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Mother's Day - Correct sentences 3

Mother's Day - Correct sentences 3

Children must look at the pictures and match them with the correct sentences.

Age: 5 - 6
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Mother's Day - Correct sentences 2

Mother's Day - Correct sentences 2

Children must look at the pictures and match them with the correct sentences.

Age: 5 - 6
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Mother's Day - Correct sentences

Mother's Day - Correct sentences

Children must look at the pictures and match them with the correct sentences.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Zak Goes To The Zoo

Reading comprehension - Zak Goes To The Zoo

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a boy called Zak who goes to the zoo. They must then answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Tilly Gets Lost

Reading comprehension - Tilly Gets Lost

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a little yellow duckling that gets lost. They must then answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Gracie Visits Grandma

Reading comprehension - Gracie Visits Grandma

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read a story about a girl called Gracie who visits her grandma and then answer the study questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - Ned and the Spiky Ball

Reading comprehension - Ned and the Spiky Ball

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a boy called Ned and a strange looking ball. There are study questions to answer.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a woodpecker

Reading comprehension - I am a woodpecker

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a woodpecker and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Reading comprehension - I am a camel

Reading comprehension - I am a camel

Year 1 English - Reading comprehension. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about a camel and answer the multiple choice questions.

Age: 5 - 6
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Boost your child's confidence with our year 1 English printable worksheets

Watch your child’s reading and writing skills develop in leaps and bounds as they progress through our fun and engaging activities. We have hundreds of year 1 English worksheets that are great for starting a lesson, reinforcing key language skills, expanding vocabulary, improving punctuation and grammar, and much more.  

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One of the best things about printable worksheets is that they make learning fun and easy. Explore our educational resources based on Year 1 English and keep your children learning through these fun and engaging exercises.

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Our Year 1 English printable worksheets are designed for progressive learning. Our engaging content enables a child to learn at their own speed and gain confidence quickly. When we help a child believe in themselves, we empower them for life.

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Printable worksheets are a great way to enhance creativity and improve a child’s knowledge. Help your child learn more about Year 1 English with this great selection of worksheets designed to help children succeed.

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