Phase 2 Letters with Matching Initial Sounds Photographs

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  • Oct 4th

    Love this resource! I will be using the photos as choices to baseline my SEN class (Who mostly use talking devices). More resources like this would be amazing! A specific phonics area for children who use devices would be even better

    • Oct 4th

      Hi mccalls02,
      Great to hear it will be so useful :) Thanks for your feedback!

  • Sep 26th

    I am so delighted with this resource, it will save me hours of time! Thank you!

    • Sep 26th

      Hi LeahMo,
      You're very welcome :)

  • Sep 19th

    This is excellent and I love the real pictures, but there are a few I can't figure out: insect in the L section, the bison/bull looks like a highland cow and for y it's not a yak but a highland cow. They are not walnuts but pecans. I have no idea what the bird for x is, and is the flower for z a zinnia? Thanks,

    • Sep 21st

      Hello again :) Just to let you know, one of our lovely designers is amending this resource for you to make it a little clearer :) We'll be back in touch shortly :)

  • Aug 25th

    Love this resource and was about to print until I read the comment from the above user.... was the resource ever update at amend the 's' sounds - if so could I have a copy please? As always though - fantastic resources!!!

    • Aug 25th

      Hi teacher934,
      I've just checked the resource and the words for 's' are sand, seal, spaghetti, snake, strawberry and snow. Would you prefer some words with a pure 's' rather than a blend at the beginning? If you would, just let me know and I'll see what we can do for you! Thanks for commenting :)

  • Jul 10th

    I Will be using this resource with my Reception class in the Autumn ter. The aim is for them to match the initial sound to the correct pictures. This will help and enable children to discriminate and recognise initial sounds in different words.
    I would appreciate it if a similar activity could be devised with digraphs, trigraphs and split-digraphs.

    • Jul 10th

      Hi saryabegum,

      Thanks for your comment, it's great to hear from you!

      We have many wonderful resources on the Twinkl site and we do have matching cards for phase 5 digraphs, for example. I was wondering if you could provide a few more details about the resources you're looking for?
      Which digraphs, trigraphs and split-digraphs would you like the photo matching activity for?
      I hope you have a lovely day! : )

  • May 31st

    Yr 3-6 remedial spelling

  • May 24th

    I will use some of these pictures with a child with speech and language difficulties for some specific visual discrimination work. I use your fabulous Twinkl resources in a lot of my games, as by the very nature of my work you need to do the same activities in many different ways. I know its picky, but from a speech and language point of view some of your vocab and pictures are not very useful, for example you use s blends rather than s words, str (strawberry), sn (snow, snake) and sp (spaghetti). S blends are some of the later sounds to develop, and for children with a speech disorder they are often not in place when they start school, and therefore tend to reduce the sounds to no, nake, bider, carf, may not recognise these pictures as beginning with the target sound. I make lots of letter sound packs and a pure s is tricky to find pictures for, to add to seal and sand you could have; soap, soup, sit, sing, seat, saw, soldier, sack. As I said, I love your resources and use them all the time, but just felt I had to share this comment with you.

    • May 24th

      Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. We can amend our resources so that they suit your needs. Would you like us to amend the resources for you in any way at all? I look forward to your reply. Many thanks :)

  • Apr 8th

    Lovely resource, please could you extend it to the remainder of the alphabet in phase 3.

    • Apr 8th

      Hi nikkistar,
      Thank you for commenting. I have put this request through, if we're able to make it then we'll be in touch to let you know! :)

  • Mar 15th

    It's called A-Z but mine is only the sounds from s-l?

    • Mar 15th

      Hi there,

      Thanks for your comment!

      I've taken a look at this resource at it looks like it covers Phase 2 initial sounds. I apologise that the file name included A-Z and we'll be sure to update this right away.

      Would you like me to put through a request for a version which includes all alphabet sounds?

      Have a lovely day! :)

  • Mar 7th

    EAL child who has no English.

  • Feb 9th

    I LOVE THIS!!!!

  • Dec 8th

    The photographs are beautiful and match the sounds perfectly - I plan to use this resource with children who are struggling to grasp the initial letter sounds

  • Nov 2nd

    pre school phonic teaching using real life pictures, fab!

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  • Sep 17th

    Great resource for matching. I love the photographs

  • Sep 12th

    Early Years Literacy. A bingo version of this would be good- with a mixture of sounds per board. I like the real photographs.

    • Sep 12th

      Hi bexster101,
      Thanks for your suggestion! I'll ask our resource creators to look into this for you : )

  • Aug 10th

    Exactly what I was looking for to use in a group interactive activity. Thanks, saves me a lot of time.

  • Feb 7th

    Brilliant resource for teaching initial letter sound to my pre-school children. Lovely to see its in phonic order rather than alphabet - saves me lots of precious time!

Phase 2 Letters with Matching Initial Sounds Photographs

Phase 2 Letters with Matching Initial Sounds Photographs - This handy resource features cards with initial sounds on them and cards with photographs related to the sounds. Can your children match them all?
This resource is available in Cursive and Standard.
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    • Twinkl added Cursive Version on Sep 27th
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