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‘Ough’ Spelling Phonics Resources for KS1/2

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 1-6


Use these doughnut-themed resources to explain to children how the ‘ough’ spelling can represent many different sounds.

The sounds included are:

  • /or/
  • /ou/
  • /oa/
  • /oo/
  • /uff/
  • /off/
  • /uh/ (schwa)
  • /up/

There is also a sheet containing the following eight words:

  • thought
  • plough
  • doughnut
  • through
  • rough
  • cough
  • thorough
  • hiccough

Download the accompanying lesson plan for this resource here.

Cara Fairhall is project coordinator at Jolly Learning and supports teachers, parents and trainers all over the world. She has previously spent time teaching in Ethiopia. Find out more at and follow on Twitter at @jollylearning.

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