Years 1 & 2, Squeebles Phonics: Gold

Our Squeebles Phonics series of tests are based on the UK government's original 'Letters and Sounds' programme and national curriculum guidelines. The word lists below are all offered free-of-charge as pre-recorded tests, written and recorded in UK English, within our Squeebles Spelling Test app. Just download the app and then select any tests you'd like to use from within the Parent / Teacher Zone of the app. 

Key:
Words with an asterisk (*) after them are set to be case sensitive in the test. Old Ref Code refers to now obsolete download codes that some of our older users may be familiar with - we've retained them here just in case they're helpful for reference, but new customers should ignore them. 

'ay' - as in 'day'
Title: 'ay' - as in 'day'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-87
Words: day, stray, spray, crayon, delay, holiday, highway, mayhem, disarray, displayed, decayed, relayed
 
'ou' - as in 'sound'
Title: 'ou' - as in 'sound'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-88
Words: sound, cloud, scout, found, proud, sprout, loudest, mountain, dismount, profound, pronoun, denounce, mouthful

'ie' - as in 'pie'
Title: 'ie' - as in 'pie'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-89
Words: pie, cried, tried, spied, fried, replied, denied, multiplied, justified, occupied, satisfied
 
'ea' - as in 'sea'
Title: 'ea' - as in 'sea'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-90
Words: sea, treat, least, steamy, repeat, underneath, wreath, release, beastly, retreated, seated
 
'oy' - as in 'boy'
Title: 'oy' - as in 'boy'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-91
Words: boy, enjoy, annoy, loyal, royal, voyage, oyster, employed, flamboyant, coyote
 
'ir' - as in 'girl'
Title: 'ir' - as in 'girl'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-92
Words: girl, shirt, skirt, birth, third, thirteen, thirsty, mirth, inspiration, twirled, thirteenth

'ue' - as in 'blue'
Title: 'ue' - as in 'blue'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-93
Words: blue, clue, glue, argue, flue, issue, tissue, avenue, value, pursue, queue, statue, rescue
 
'aw' - as in 'saw'
Title: 'aw' - as in 'saw'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-94
Words: saw, yawn, shawl, drawer, draw, strawberry, withdrawn, chainsaw, scrawny, squawk, sprawling
 
'ew' - as in 'blew'
Title: 'ew' - as in 'blew'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-95
Words: blew, screw, threw, dew, pew, nephew, renew, review, interview, shrew, shrewd, cashew, sewage
 
'oe' - as in 'toe'
Title: 'oe' - as in 'toe'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-96
Words: toe, doe, goes, tomatoes, potatoes, heroes, poetry, dominoes, mistletoe, woeful

'au' - as in 'haul'
Title: 'au' - as in 'haul'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-97
Words: haul, daub, launch, haunted, August*, jaunty, author, automatic, 
 
'ey' - as in 'donkey'
Title: 'ey' - as in 'donkey'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-98
Words: money, honey, donkey, jockey, turkey, chimney, valley, trolley, monkey

'wh' - as in 'wheel'
Title: 'wh' - as in 'wheel'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-99
Words: wheel, when, what, which, where, why, whistle, whenever, whisper, white, who, whose, whole, whom, whoever
 
'ph' - as in 'phonics'
Title: 'ph' - as in 'phonics'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-100
Words: phonics, sphinx, dolphin, prophet, phantom, elephant, alphabet
 
Split Digraph 'a-e'
Title: Split Digraph 'a-e'
Old Ref Code: 
SQ4-101
Words: make, snake, amaze, escape, mistake, complicate, berate, fascinate, operate, gesticulate
 
Split Digraph 'e-e'
Title: Split Digraph 'e-e'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-102
Words: these, even, theme, gene, scene, complete, extreme, delete, swede,

Split Digraph 'i-e'
Title: Split Digraph 'i-e'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-103
Words: ripe, shine, slide, prize, invite, inside, underline, surprise, subscribe, compromise, dislike
 
Split Digraph 'o-e'
Title: Split Digraph 'o-e'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-104
Words: bone, alone, those, stone, explode, envelope, postpone, telephone, disclose, hopefully, saxophone, awoke
 
Split Digraph 'u-e'
Title: Split Digraph 'u-e'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-105
Words: June*, flute, prune, rude, rule, crude, brute, fluke, elude, salute, absolute
 
Alternative pronunciations of a, e, i, o and u

'a' - as in 'acorn'
Title: 'a' - as in 'acorn'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-106
Words: acorn, bacon, apron, angel, apricot, bagel, station, nation

'a' - as in 'after'
Title: 'a' - as in 'after'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-107
Words: after, class, branch, grass, afternoon, father, blasting, everlasting, masterpiece, broadcast
 
'a' - as in 'wasp'
Title: 'a' - as in 'wasp'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-108
Words: wasp, whatever, squad, squash, watch, wallet, wander, quarrel
 
'e' - as in 'she'
Title: 'e' - as in 'me'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-109
Words: she, recent, frequent, region, decent, infrequently
 
'i' - as in 'mind'
Title: 'i' - as in 'mind'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-110
Words: mind, blind, kind, grind, behind, remind, kindness, blinded, mastermind
 
'o' - as in 'both'
Title: 'o' - as in 'both'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-111
Words: both, mango, soldier, beholder, household, scaffolding, foretold, mobile, scold, forego, marigold
 
'u' - as in 'music'
Title: 'u' - as in 'music'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-112
Words: music, unit, union, unicorn, tuba, future, human, duty, pupil, uniform
 
'u' - as in 'push'
Title: 'u' - as in 'push'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-113
Words: push, fullest, bully, cushion, crushing, flushed, ambushed, paintbrush, gracefully, lullaby, dulled, sputtered, pulley
 
Alternative pronunciations of ow, ie, ea, ou

'ow' - as in 'low'
Title: 'ow' - as in 'low'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-114
Words: low, known, window, tomorrow, hollow, rainbow, marshmallow, harrowing, sorrowful

'ie' - as in field
Title: 'ie' - as in field
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-115
Words: field, chief, brief, shield, priest, yield, shriek, thief, relief, belief
 
'ea' - as in 'head'
Title: 'ea' - as in 'head'
Old Ref Code: 
SQ4-116
Words: head, dead, deaf, ready, bread, heaven, feather, pleasant, instead, breakfast
 
'ou' - as in 'through'
Title: 'ou' - as in 'through'
Old Ref Code: 
SQ4-117
Words: through, you, soup, group, toucan, crouton, wound, coupon, route

'ou' - as in 'shoulder'
Title: 'ou' - as in 'shoulder'
Old Ref Code: 
SQ4-118
Words: mould, shoulder, boulder, poultry, though

Alternative pronunciations of y, ch, c, g, ey

'y' - as in 'fry'
Title: 'y' - as in 'fry'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-119
Words: fry, reply, skylight, spying, prying, bystander, standby
 
'y' - as in 'typical'
Title: 'y' - as in 'typical'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-120
Words: typical, gym, crystal, mystery, pyramid, Egypt*, bicycle, cygnet, rhythm, syrup, symptom
 
'y' - as in 'happy'
Title: 'y' - as in 'happy'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-121
Words: happy, very, carry, hairy, smiley, penny, crunchy, merrily
 
'ch' - as in 'school'
Title: 'ch' - as in 'school'
Old Ref Code:  SQ…
Words: school, Christmas*, chemist, chord, chorus, chronic, chemical, echo, character, scheme
 
'ch' - as in 'chef'
Title: 'ch' - as in 'chef'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-123
Words: chef, brochure, machine, parachute, chalet, moustache
 
'c' - as in 'cell'
Title: 'c' - as in 'cell'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-124
Words: cell, central, acid, cycle, icy, cent, success, December*, accent, ceremony, accept
 
'g' - as in 'gem'
Title: 'g' - as in 'gem'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-125
Words: gem, gentlemen, gym, gentle, ginger, magic, danger, energy, surgery, giant, agent
 
'ey' - as in 'they'
Title: 'ey' - as in 'they'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-126
Words: they, grey, obey, prey, survey, convey, disobey, conveyor, surveyor 
   
The following word lists cover some alternative spellings for /ch/, /j/, /z/, as well as words which contain some silent letters. 

The 'ch' sound - as in 'nature'
Title: The 'ch' sound - as in 'nature'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-127
Words: nature, picture, adventure, creature, future, capture, feature, puncture, signature, mixture
 
The 'ch' sound - as in 'catch'
Title: The 'ch' sound - as in 'catch'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-128
Words: catch, fetch, pitch, notch, crutch, stitch, match, ditch, kitchen, scratchy
 
The 'j' sound - as in 'fudge'
Title: The 'j' sound - as in 'fudge'
Old Ref Code:  SQ…
Words: fudge, hedge, bridge, ledge, nudge, badge, lodge, badger, dodging
 
Silent 'b' - as in 'lamb'
Title: Silent 'b' - as in 'lamb'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-130
Words: lamb, limb, comb, climb, crumb, thumb, numb, plumbing, bomber

Silent 'g' - as in 'gnat'
Title: Silent 'g' - as in 'gnat'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-131
Words: gnat, gnome, design, benign, feign, campaign, foreign, assign, align, sign, gnash
 
Silent 'k' - as in 'knit'
Title: Silent 'k' - as in 'knit'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-132
Words: knit, knot, knee, knock, knife, know, knew, knight, knuckle
 
Silent 'w' - as in 'wrap'
Title: Silent 'w' - as in 'wrap'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-133
Words: wrap, wren, wrong, wrench, write, wrote, wreck, wry, written, wretched
 
Silent 't' - as in 'listen'
Title: Silent 't' - as in 'listen'
Old Ref Code: 
SQ4-134
Words: listen, whistle, bristle, glisten, rustle, jostle, bustle, castle, wrestling
 
Silent 'e' - as in 'house'
Title: Silent 'e' - as in 'house'
Old Ref Code: 
SQ4-135
Words: house, mouse, grease, crease, horse, gorse, purse, grouse, loose, immense, increase, geese, promise
 
The 'z' sound - as in 'noise'
Title: The 'z' sound - as in 'noise'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-136
Words: noise, please, tease, ease, rouse, browse, cheese, pause, blouse, because
 
The following word lists cover a mixture of alternative spellings for /u/, /ear/, /ar/, /air/, /or/, /ur/, /ai/, /ee/, /igh/, /oa/, /(y)oo/, /oo/, /sh/, /zh/

The 'u' sound - as in 'son'
Title: The 'u' sound - as in 'son'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-137
Words: son, some, come, done, nothing, month, mother, worry, brother
 
'ear' sounds
Title: 'ear' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-138
Words: here, mere, severe, interfere, adhere, sincere, persevere, jeer, cheer, steering, cheerful

'ar' sounds
Title: The 'ar' sound - as in 'calf'
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-139
Words: calf, half, calm, qualm, balm, palm, almond, gasp, class, branch

'air' sounds
Title: 'air' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-140
Words: there, where, nowhere, everywhere, somewhere, wherever, anywhere, bearable, swear, farewell, square, seafarers, underwear
 
'or' sounds
Title: 'or' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-141
Words: all, always, talk, fall, calling, beanstalk, four, your, court, fourth, caught, naughty, haughty, daughter
 
'ur' sounds
Title: 'ur' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-142
Words: learn, earn, earth, pearl, early, search, heard, earnest, rehearsal, word, world, worm, worth, worse, worship, worthy, worst,

'ai' sounds
Title: 'ai' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-143
Words: stray, spray, crayon, escape, dismay, mayonnaise, displayed, replay, peacemaker, mistaken, caretaker, bracelet, disgraced, frame, earthquake
 
'ee' sounds
Title: 'ee' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-144
Words: sea, seat, heap, steamy, these, theme, complete, extreme, chief, shield, relief, diesel

'igh' sounds
Title: 'igh' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-145
Words: spied, replied, applied, denied, deny, reply, decide, polite, sublime, sometimes, meantime, preoccupied, magpie, retired, myself, skydiving, spineless, pineapple, landslide
 
'oa' sounds
Title: 'oa' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-146
Words: grow, snow, show, window, toe, doe, goes, heroes, bone, pole, those, stone, woke, phone
 
'(y)oo' sounds
Title: '(y)oo' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-147
Words: cue, avenue, pursue, queue, statue, cute, use, duke, huge, computer, stew, mildew, nephew
 
'oo' sounds
Title: 'oo' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-148
Words: blue, untrue, glue, crude, prune, blew, flew, jewel
 
'sh' sounds
Title: SQ4-149: 'sh' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-149
Words: special, official, social, artificial, facial, station, caption, mention, position, sure, sugar, passion, session, chef, mission
 
Curious 'zh' sounds
Title: Curious 'zh' sounds
Old Ref Code:  SQ4-150
Words: pleasure, division, leisure, decision, television, casual, usual, collision, measure, treasure
 
Introducing 'le'
Title: Introducing 'le' 
Old Ref Code:  n/a - new test
Words: apple, little, pebble, stable, bottle, middle, simple, table
 
Introducing 'el'
Title: Introducing 'el'
Old Ref Code:  n/a - new test
Words: angel, pastel, squirrel, towel, trowel, camel, pixel, tinsel, travel, tunnel
 
Introducing 'al'
Title: Introducing 'al'
Old Ref Code:  n/a - new test
Words: animal, hospital, metal, petal, capital, medal, pedal
 
Introducing 'il'
Title: Introducing 'il'
Old Ref Code:  n/a - new test
Words: basil, fossil, nostril, stencil, civil, lentil, pencil
 
Contractions
Title: Contractions
Old Ref Code:  n/a - new test
Words: can't, didn't, haven't, it's, weren't, couldn't, hasn't, I'll*, we'll, won't
 
Homophones
Title: Homophones
Old Ref Code:  n/a - new test
Words: bare, bear, blew, blue, be, bee, hear, here, knight, night, sea, see, son, sun, their, there, they're, to, too, two
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