Worksheets and resources to support teaching and learning about long vowel sounds in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

            

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Long Vowel Sounds

A long vowel sound is a sound which is the same as, or very similar to the letter name of one of the vowels. This page contains worksheets, flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to help with long vowels. Long vowels form part of the National Literacy Strategy word level objectives for Year 1 and Year 2.

     
Long Vowels - Worksheets and Resources
Resource Name Type Resource Name Type
'ea' sheet Word Long and short vowels Word
'ai' wordsearch PDF 'ai' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'ai' decoder PDF 'ai' anagrams PDF
'ai' crossword PDF 'ai' missing vowels PDF
'a/e' wordsearch PDF 'a/e' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'a/e' decoder PDF 'a/e' anagrams PDF
'a/e' crossword PDF 'a/e' missing vowels PDF
'ay' wordsearch PDF 'ay' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'ay' decoder PDF 'ay' anagrams PDF
'ay' crossword PDF 'ay' missing vowels PDF
'ee' wordsearch PDF 'ee' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'ee' decoder PDF 'ee' anagrams PDF
'ee' crossword PDF 'ee' missing vowels PDF
'ea' wordsearch PDF 'ea' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'ea' decoder PDF 'ea' anagrams PDF
'ea' crossword PDF 'ea' missing vowels PDF
'y' (long e) wordsearch PDF 'y' (long e) wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'y' (long e) decoder PDF 'y' (long e) anagrams PDF
'y' (long e) crossword PDF 'y' (long e) missing vowels PDF
'i/e' wordsearch PDF 'i/e' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'i/e' decoder PDF 'i/e' anagrams PDF
'i/e' crossword PDF 'i/e' missing vowels PDF
'igh' wordsearch PDF 'igh' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'igh' decoder PDF 'igh' anagrams PDF
'igh' crossword PDF 'igh' word shapes PDF
'y' (long i) wordsearch PDF 'y' (long i) wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'y' (long i) decoder PDF 'y' (long i) anagrams PDF
'y' (long i) quiz PDF 'y' (long i) word links PDF
'oa' wordsearch PDF 'oa' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'oa' decoder PDF 'oa' anagrams PDF
'oa' crossword PDF 'oa' missing vowels PDF
'ow' (long o) wordsearch PDF 'ow' (long o) wordsearch nwb PDF
'ow' (long o) decoder PDF 'ow' (long o) anagrams PDF
'ow' (long o) crossword PDF 'ow' (long o) word links PDF
'o/e' wordsearch PDF 'o/e' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'o/e' decoder PDF 'o/e' anagrams PDF
'o/e' crossword PDF 'o/e' missing vowels PDF
'u/e' wordsearch PDF 'u/e' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'u/e' decoder PDF 'u/e' anagrams PDF
'u/e' crossword PDF 'u/e' missing vowels PDF
'ew' wordsearch PDF 'ew' wordsearch (nwb) PDF
'ew' decoder PDF 'ew' anagrams PDF
'ew' crossword PDF 'ew' word shapes PDF
'oo' (long u) wordsearch PDF 'oo' (long u) wordsearch nwb PDF
'oo' (long u) decoder PDF 'oo' (long u) anagrams PDF
'oo' (long u) crossword PDF 'oo' (long u) missing vowels PDF
Long Vowel Online Crosswords IOA Online 'ai' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'a/magic e' Wordsearch IOA Online 'ay' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'ea' Wordsearch IOA Online 'ee' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'y (long e)' Wordsearch IOA Online 'i/magic e' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'igh' Wordsearch IOA Online 'y (long i)' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'oa' Wordsearch IOA Online 'ow (long o)' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'o/magic e' Wordsearch IOA Online 'oo (long u)' Wordsearch IOA
Online 'ew (long u)' Wordsearch IOA Online 'u/magic e' Wordsearch IOA
Long 'a' Hangman IOA Long 'e' Hangman IOA
Long 'i' Hangman IOA Long 'o' Hangman IOA
Long 'u' Hangman IOA Mixed Long Vowels Hangman IOA
NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (1) DFES NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (2) DFES
NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (3) DFES NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (4) DFES
NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (5) DFES NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (6) DFES
NLS Matching Rhymes Sheet DFES NLS Colour the Rhyming Words DFES
NLS Long Vowel Phonemes (7) DFES NLS Long Vowel Lists DFES
                   
Interactive Whiteboard Sorting Activities
Resource Name Type Resource Name Type
Long 'a' and Short 'a' IOA Long 'e' or Short 'e' IOA
                   

Long Vowel Links

BBC Words and Pictures: Long Vowel Sounds  -  Printable activities, animated poems and interactive activities.
Sadlier-Oxford: Student Activity Center  -  U.S. site offering a range of interactive activities.
Primary Resources: Spelling and Phonics  -  A number of printable worksheets in PDF format.

Please e-mail us with useful links or if any of the above links are broken.

   
      

First School Years - Long Vowel Sounds