Downloadable (UK English) Tests for Squeebles Spelling

Squeebles Spelling Test remains true to our original vision of being a highly customisable app, primarily intended for parents and teachers to input and record the words best suited for their children, offering a fun way to practise weekly spellings. However, we know that there are many fairly standard word lists, which you might appreciate having instant access to, so as of May 2015, we have introduced a range of free-of-charge tests within the app, written and recorded in UK English (although both audio and spellings are easily customisable for those using US English).
 
Our Squeebles Phonics word lists follow the structure of the phonics system laid out in the UK government's original 'Letters and Sounds' programme. Additionally, you'll also find some handy lists covering high-frequency words, as well as key words that are taught as part of the UK national curriculum. You can customise these lists by adding or removing words, re-recording the words in your own voice or even changing the spelling to fit in with your own country's preferences, if you don't use UK English. To use our pre-recorded tests, just download our Squeebles Spelling Test app to your device and then choose which tests you'd like your children to have access to. You'll hopefully find the answers to any further questions you might have, here. (Nb. Versions of the app 4.0 or below, which haven't been updated, will require you to enter download codes into the app. To access the codes, click on the boxes below). 

Squeebles Phonics, Level 1


Level 1 starts by introducing basic phonemes and graphemes in the order widely accepted as being most helpful for phonics-based learning: 
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu.


Tricky Words for New Readers, Lev.1


We're hugely grateful to Head Teacher, Ian Wilson of St Margaret's Lee Primary School (a 'Top 100' UK state school), who shared five sets of tests with us that fall outside of the Squeebles Phonics range of tests, in the belief that they would be helpful to teachers and parents throughout the land! We hope you find them useful!

This level's tests contain tricky words that may crop up regularly in beginner reading material.

Squeebles Phonics, Level 2 


Level 2 introduces commonly used phonemes and  graphemes: 
ch, sh, th (as in 'them') ng, th (as in thin), ai, ee, oa, oo (as in 'moon'), oo (as in 'look'), ar, or, ur, ow, oi, er, igh, ear, air, ure. These are followed by some short consolidation tests.

High Frequency Words, Level 2


These tests contain two hundred high-frequency words, suitable for newly confident readers.

Squeebles Phonics, Level 3


Level 3 focuses on CVCC words, which helps with grapheme recognition and reading adjacent consonants. What's a CVCC word? A 'C' is a 'consonant phoneme' and a 'V' is a 'vowel phoneme'. For example, the word 'boost' can be read phonetically as 'b-oo-s-t' (which you can see is represented by C-V-C-C).

National Curriculum Words, Level 3


These tests contain 100 statutory words that children must be taught as part of the UK National Curriculum.

Squeebles Phonics, Level 4


Level 4 is a meaty beast, containing over 60 tests. This section focuses on: 
Spelling patterns: 
ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, ew, oe, au, ey, wh, ph.
Split digraphs: a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e.   
Alternative pronunciations of: a, e, i, o, u, ow, ie, ea, ou, y, ch, c, g, ey.
Alternative spellings for the sounds: ch, j, s. 
Use of 'silent' letters: b, g, k, w, t, e. 
Alternative spellings for the sounds: z, u, ear, ar, air, or, ur, ai, ee, igh, oa, (y)oo, oo, sh, zh.

National Curriculum Words, Level 4


A further, slightly trickier, 100 statutory words that children must be taught as part of the UK National Curriculum.

Squeebles Phonics, Level 5 


Level 5 dedicated to suffixes (word endings). So that children are clear as to how the root word changes with the addition of a suffix, in most tests we've included both the root word (eg. 'happy') and the newly formed word ('happiest'), even though your child may not find the root word challenging to spell correctly.

Over the course of 6 tests, the following suffixes are included: s, es, ies, ied, ier, est,ily, ment, ed, ing, er, ful, ness, en, ly.

Tricky Words for Confident Readers, Lev. 5


For gaining extra confidence toward the end of primary school, these tests contain words that have been highlighted as being commonly misspelt once children move into Key Stage 3.

 
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