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Tricky Word Pebbles

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A tactile resource featuring Year One Common Exception Words to enhance phonics learning.
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Technical Summary


Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Tactile Learning Tool

Designed for hands-on interaction, these pebbles offer a tactile way to explore Year One Common Exception Words, enhancing phonics and spelling skills.

Colour-Coded System

Facilitates easy recognition and categorisation of words, aligning with the Letters and Sounds framework for effective phonics instruction.

Curriculum Aligned

Supports the Year 1 English curriculum, focusing on phonics, decoding, and spelling with activities that exceed learning expectations.

Engaging Game Ideas

Includes a leaflet with creative game suggestions to make learning fun and interactive, encouraging deeper engagement with literacy.

Phonics Skill Development

Promotes quick recall of graphemes and improves word decoding abilities, directly supporting the 'Apply phonic knowledge' aim of the Year 1 curriculum.

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Tricky Word Pebbles

A tactile resource featuring Year One Common Exception Words to enhance phonics learning.


  • Designed for 4 to 11-year-olds, Tricky Word Pebbles Set 1 is an invaluable resource for mastering Year One Common Exception Words through tactile engagement. The set comprises 63 carefully engraved pebbles, each representing key words necessary for reading proficiency, all contained within a practical storage tub.

  • Utilising a colour-coded scheme aligned with the Letters and Sounds framework enables children to easily identify and categorise words, supporting effective phonics instruction. Including an innovative leaflet of game ideas, these pebbles turn learning into an enjoyable, interactive experience, reinforcing spelling and word decoding skills essential for early literacy development.

  • Adhering to the Year 1 English curriculum, this set encourages the application of phonic knowledge, assists in decoding unfamiliar words, and aids in spelling, promoting a comprehensive approach to phonics learning that enhances young learners' reading and writing capabilities.

Supports the National Curriculum

English, Year 1, Phonics

Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words.

English, Year 1, Phonics

Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes.

English, Year 1, Phonics

Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPC's that have been taught.

Technical Summary


    Product includes

  • 63 x Pebbles,1 x Storage tub

  • Pack size

  • 63

  • Age Range

  • Suitable for 3 to 11 years