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  • Would it be possible to have this in a Tolsby sized version?

    , Nov 21st
    • Hi DBTeaching,
      Thanks for commenting! I can see this being a useful addition - I'll ask our design team to make the amendment!

      , Nov 21st
    • Hi there DBTeaching,
      Our lovely teacher and design teams have created this and emailed the new resource to you! It will also be available on the website within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a main resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above. I hope you find it useful!

      , Nov 22nd
  • I`m confused with the x making a c sound in fox. When you sound talk this word it makes a f-o-x not f-o-c ??

    , Nov 7th
    • Hi FIONA32,
      Thanks for getting in touch! We're just looking into this for you and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! :)

      , Nov 7th
    • Hi there,
      This resource is intended to support the Letters and Sounds phonics program which has the 'x' grapheme in the 'c' sound family, as it makes the 'cs' sound. I hope this helps!

      , Nov 7th
  • This is a great resource. I wanted a cursive version, but I notice that the bottom row with the short o sound and the z sound is missing from the cursive version, although it is present in the standard print version. Is it possible for this to be amended? Thanks.

    , Oct 20th
    • Good morning angeladowd78,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll get this updated right away!

      , Oct 20th
    • Hi there angeladowd78,
      We have now fixed this mistake and emailed you the corrected resource - I hope you find it useful! It will also be updated on the website very soon.

      , Oct 20th
  • Great resource but after laminating 60 copies (30 for in class and 30 to go home) I have now realised that the ck in sock in the ck family is missing a k! Lucky I have a set of Sharpies! Also do the poster versions have all the families as the set I have does not have the long oo (noticed as I am adding them to a sounds wall as I am teaching them...there may be others that I haven't noticed yet?!).

    , Oct 16th
    • Hi akendall,
      I am really sorry to hear about this mistake, and I apologise if it has caused you any trouble. It will be changed shortly!

      , Oct 16th
    • Hi there akendall,
      We have now fixed this mistake and emailed you the corrected resource - I hope you find it useful! It will also be updated on the website very soon.

      , Oct 16th
  • to aid with spelling choices

    , Sep 24th
  • Please can I have the version without the donkey please? Thanks.

    , Aug 16th
    • Hi MissG2014,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you. I will ask our lovely Design Team to send this over to you. Have a lovely day :)

      , Aug 16th
    • Hi there,
      We have adapted this resource for you and sent the new version in an email - I hope you find it useful!

      , Aug 17th
    • Hi there MissG2014,
      This has been completed now and we have emailed the new resource to you! It will also be available on the website within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a main resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above. I hope you find it useful!

      , Aug 17th
  • Is this an ironic joke? The wr sound on the dyslexic version is rw? It has a big red cross next to it so I know it's rwong :-)
    Seems to be fine in the main version.

    , Aug 1st
    • Hi timefortea,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll get this corrected right away!

      , Aug 1st
    • Hi there timefortea,
      We have now fixed this mistake and emailed you the corrected resource - I hope you find it useful! It will also be updated on the website very soon.

      , Aug 1st
    • Hi there timefortea,
      Thank you for spotting this mistake! Our lovely teacher and design teams have solved the issue and have emailed the corrected resource to you! It will also be updated on the website very soon - I hope you find it useful!

      , Aug 1st
  • does this resource come in the dyslexia font?

    , Jul 11th
    • Hi sarapryor,
      I'll see what we can do for you! Thanks for commenting :)

      , Jul 11th
    • Hi there sarapryor,
      Our lovely teacher and design teams have completed this for you and emailed the new resource, I hope you find it useful! It will also be available for download on the website within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a main resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above.

      , Jul 15th
  • great resource

    , Jun 10th
  • Hello, Fantastic resource but unsure what the picture for ER - ur is - could you please let me know?

    Thanks Jade

    , Feb 11th
    • Hi there, thanks for your comment. We are currently updating our sound families resources. I have forwarded this on to our Teacher Team for them to have a look into this for you. They will be in touch with you once this is done. Have a lovely day :)

      , Feb 11th
    • Isn't it a hammer?

      , Jun 28th
    • That's correct!

      The -er sound now displays an image of a hammer - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 28th
  • SEN group support thanks

    , Dec 29th
  • Thanks so much Joe - this is why I love this site so much - fantastic service :) This is now perfect for me to reduce in size and have sitting on student desks to support their writing and spelling

    , Oct 13th
  • Thank you I love these because you have the graphic to support the sound for each of the words. Including an example as a visual will support visual learners beautifully. My dream/wish would be that when I reduced this in size (to fit in a corner of student desks) the images would still be easily seen - just a thought :)

    , Oct 8th
    • Hi belbaxter,
      Thanks for your suggestion! I'll ask our teacher team to look into this for you : )

      , Oct 8th
    • Hi there belbaxter,
      Our lovely teacher and design teams have completed this for you and emailed the new resource, I hope you find it useful! It will also be available for download on the website soon.

      , Oct 12th
  • to help KS 1

    , Sep 10th
  • Phonics display for EAL students.

    , Aug 20th
  • Hi, Is there a reason that the /i/ sound family heading is different to all of the other sound families? The others all say 'My /?/ Sound Family' but the /i/ box says 'My /i/ Family Sound Strip'. Please could this be changed? This is a brilliant resource - thanks

    , Aug 14th
    • Hi Teach2012,
      Thanks you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll ask our resource creators to look at this right away!

      , Aug 14th
    • Hi thereTeach2012,
      Thank you for spotting this mistake! Our lovely designers have corrected it and emailed the fixed resource to you. It will also be updated on the website soon.

      , Aug 14th
  • revisiting phase 5 with Y3 children

    , Aug 7th
  • to help a child with dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder learn her letter sounds and help with spelling

    , Jul 26th
    • Hi traceyx7,
      Great to hear it will be so useful :) Thanks for your feedback!

      , Jul 26th
  • group work

    , Jul 6th
    • Hi annieb64,
      That sounds lovely! :)

      , Jul 6th
  • Please can I have this without the donkey. Thanks

    , Jun 22nd
    • Hi ablackmore,
      Thanks for commenting! I have emailed you about this! :)

      , Jun 22nd
  • Could I also have it without the donkey please.

    , Jun 12th
    • Hi rswatson87,
      Thanks for your comment! I have sent this over to you in an email. :)

      , Jun 12th
  • This is a great resource. Couldl I please have a copy without the donkey? May I also query some other sounds? What is the picture of the girl portraying in 'sh' with s underneath her? Also why is box in with c? and lastly I thought ng was a digraph in its own right but nk would have two sound buttons under it, so they are not the same sound?

    , May 31st
    • Hi mrswebber, I have emailed the version without donkey over to you. :)

      , May 31st
  • to help phonics being reinforced with my son.

    , May 6th
  • This looks like it will be really useful for pupils with dyslexic tendencies. Thanks

    , Apr 28th
  • Could I please have a copy without the donkey. The editable version will not let me remove it

    , Apr 25th
    • Hi misscb90, thank you for your review, I have emailed you! :)

      , Apr 26th
  • I'm confused by 'laugh' being in 'or' sound. I can't even work out which accent that might be the same in? Maybe a regional direction would be good on the description for this - ie: this is for a ____ accent. :)
    Thank you for providing an editable version - that will help us all. :D

    , Apr 22nd
    • Thanks for commenting and bringing this to our attention hel_is_heaven. The image is of a girl to represent the augh in daughter, but I can see how easily that could be confused! It's quite difficult when it's a small space for a small image, otherwise we could have an adult with a girl to make it easier to show the intended word. Perhaps an image of a fish on a line to represent 'caught' instead might be more obvious? What do you think?

      , Apr 23rd
  • without donkey

    , Apr 19th
    • Hi sinead_robbins, thank you for your review, I have emailed you regarding this. :)

      , Apr 19th
  • can I please have this donkey

    , Apr 19th
  • I am going to use this for online teaching of phonics to Chinese pupils

    , Mar 28th
  • Could I have this without the donkey too please? Many thanks :)

    , Mar 6th
    • Hey there Suziowen, thanks for commenting! I have sent you an email about this :)

      , Mar 6th
  • I would also like this resource without the donkey! Thank you :-)

    , Jan 18th
    • HI markys, thank you for your review, i have emailed you regarding this. :)

      , Jan 18th
  • Perfect, thank you!

    , Jan 11th
  • Excellent! Just what I was looking for. What's the problem with the donkey??

    , Jan 5th
    • 'ey' does not make the same sound as 'i' where I live.

      , Jan 18th
  • Hi there,
    Could I have an edited version without the donkey too, please?

    , Jan 4th
    • HI merve987, thank you for your review. I have passed this on to our resource team to see what they can do for you. :)

      , Jan 4th
    • Hi there merve987, thanks for your comment! This version is now available. :)

      , Aug 11th
  • Could I please have an edited version without the donkey too! Thanks Twinkl!

    , Nov 12th
    • HI Miss_Valentine, thank you for your review, I have emailed you regarding this resource. :)

      , Nov 12th
  • Please could I also have an edited version of the mat as detailed in the conversation below? Many thanks.

    , Sep 14th
    • Hi Becbob, I have asked one of our resource creators, Liv to send you this resource! :)

      , Sep 15th
  • Thanks Imogen. I've emailed you.

    , Feb 4th
  • Hi MrsCreaker, we were also a bit confused by this, however it is taken from p154 of the Letters and Sounds document and given as an example of an alternative spelling for /i/. We thought maybe it was because people may pronounce it differently depending on what region they are from? Would it be helpful if we offered two versions, one with and one without as I can imagine it could confuse a child!
    If you drop me an email at imogen@twinkl.co.uk I would be happy to sort that out for you and email it back over!
    Thanks!

    Imogen

    , Feb 3rd
  • Hi MrsCreaker, thank you for your comment, I have passed it on to our resource team for them to have a look at and get back to you. :)

    , Feb 2nd
  • I really like this resource, and would like to use it, but I'm confused about the /i/ family. Why is 'ey' as in donkey in there, please?

    , Feb 1st
My Sound Families Word Mat

My Sound Families Word Mat - A colourful word mat containing all the sound families! Also available in cursive and precursive.
This resource is available in Standard, Precursive, Editable, Cursive, Cursive, Dyslexic and Super Eco Colour.
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    • Twinkl updated the Main Version on Oct 16th
    • Twinkl added Super Eco Colour Version on Aug 23rd
    • Twinkl added Cursive Version on Jul 18th
    • Twinkl added Dyslexic Version on Jul 18th
    • Twinkl added Cursive Version on Jul 15th
    • Twinkl added Editable Version on Sep 3rd
    • Twinkl added Editable Version on Jan 8th
    • Twinkl added Precursive Version on Dec 31st

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