Reception worksheet pack – Handwriting and comprehension

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Six PDF writing activity sheets for Reception/Y1

Key Stage



Years R-2


This comprehensive Reception worksheet pack supports early learners in developing essential literacy skills. This is done through a variety of engaging and interactive activities.

Containing six distinct worksheets, this pack offers a well-rounded approach to learning that focuses on key areas such as letter formation, handwriting, and comprehension. This makes it an invaluable resource for both educators and parents seeking to enhance children’s foundational skills.

Letter formation

These worksheets focus on letter formation. Some areas feature guides to assist children in understanding the correct strokes and sequences for each letter. Other areas encourage independent practice by asking children to form letters without the aid of guides.

This gradual release of support is crucial in building confidence and ensuring mastery of letter shapes, which is foundational for effective handwriting and literacy development.

Handwriting practice

This Reception worksheet pack further emphasies handwriting practice through activities designed to improve the fluidity and legibility of children’s writing.

By engaging in these exercises, children can refine their motor skills, learning to control the pencil with precision and care. This not only aids in their handwriting abilities but also contributes to their overall fine motor skill development.


We don’t overlook comprehension skills either. Some activities prompt children to read simple sentences or instructions and respond appropriately.

These tasks enhance reading comprehension and encourage critical thinking. This lays the groundwork for more advanced literacy skills as children progress in their education.


Additionally, each worksheet incorporates pictures to colour in, adding an element of fun and creativity to the learning process. These colouring activities not only keep children engaged but also help in the development of hand-eye coordination and serve as a creative outlet for young learners.

Jelly and Bean’s reading scheme follows the phonic progression of the UK government’s Letters and Sounds, including the introduction of the first 100 high-frequency words, followed by the next 200 word. Browse more resources for KS1 reading comprehension.

Reception worksheet pack
Reception worksheet pack – Handwriting and comprehension

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