Phonics - Phonemes (Consonant)
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Phonics - Phonemes (Consonant)

This quiz takes a look at Phonemes (Consonants) and works on the children’s knowledge of the 24 consonant phonemes. A phoneme is a sound and this quiz focuses on the sounds made by consonants, either individual or two letters. This is the expected way for children to learn how to read, as set out by the National Curriculum and extends from the learning made in Reception. It will also help KS1 students in their English and Literacy classes.

To help us read, we learn the sounds that the letters make. There are 24 consonant phonemes. Test your knowledge of these sounds.

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  1. Which answer is not a consonant phoneme?
    Each of these answer is a sound and they all have two letters but make just the one sound. You wouldn't say 'c' and 'h' - you would say 'ch'.
  2. How many consonant phonemes in this word: 'father'?
    The consonant phonemes are 'f' and 'th'.
  3. Which two letters make a consonant phoneme in the word 'shoes'?
    'Sh' is two separate letters, s and h but when put together they always make the 'sh' sound.
  4. How many consonant phonemes in this word: 'hammer'?
    The consonant phonemes are 'h' and 'mm'. 'er' - is a two letter sound (digraph) and has a vowel in it.
  5. How many consonant phonemes in these words: 'little dog'?
    The sounds are 'l', 'tt', 'd' and 'g'. In the word 'little' there is a sound 'le', which sounds like 'all'.
  6. Which of these sounds is a consonant phoneme?
    A consonant phoneme is a sound that has one or two consonants, so no vowels.
  7. Which letters are consonant phonemes in the word: 'raining'?
    'ng' is quite hard to say as a single sound but when it's in a word it's much easier.
  8. How many consonant phonemes in this word: 'ox'
    The first letter of this word is a vowel, so the consonant phoneme/sound is 'x'.
  9. How many consonant phonemes in this word: 'bank'?
    There is the sound 'b' an 'nk' - the 'a' sound is a vowel phoneme.
  10. Which of these answers is not a consonant phoneme?
    Each letter makes one sound. There are 24 sounds that are made by consonants and they all need remembering to help you read words.

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