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Year 1 - Magic e with e
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Year 1 - Magic e with e

Magic e with e introduces KS1 children to another way of spelling the ee/ea sound. These spellings are recommended in the National Curriculum.

When there is an e at the end of the word, it changes how the vowel sounds. The vowel ‘e’ is like ‘eh’ but when there is an ‘e’ at the end of the word it changes to an ‘ee’ sound. Test your knowledge on these magic e sounding words.

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1.
Spell the missing word: If you are from China, we say you are _____.
Chinease
Chinese
Chines
Chiness
The Chinese New Year falls on a different day each time unlike English New Year, which is always on 1st January.
2.
What does e_e mean?
This is the way we show the 'ee' sound in phonics, with the magic e.
That you've forgotten the other letters.
You like the letter e.
You have broken all the letters on the keyboard except e.
This sign means that there will be a letter, followed by the e vowel, another letter, then finally the magic e.
3.
Spell the missing word: The fancy dress _____ was 'animals'.
theeme
theam
theme
theim
Theme can mean idea or style.
4.
Spell the missing word: This was her _____ shopping list.
complete
compleet
compleat
compleyt
If you don't know how to spell a word, break it into sounds and then try and see which one looks most familiar.
5.
Spell the missing word: You can have odd and _____ numbers.
even
evan
eeven
eaven
Any numbers that have 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 in the units column is called an even number.
6.
Spell the missing word: _____ are my new earrings.
Thes
These
Theese
Thesee
The word 'these' is a high frequency word, which means you will write this word quite a few times in your life.
7.
Spell the missing word: The word _____ is often written at the end of a letter.
sincerely
sinceerely
sinceerly
sincearly
We write 'Yours Sincerely' then our name.
8.
Spell the missing word: She tried to _____ the mistake.
deleet
delate
delete
dealet
You see this button every time you are at a computer - can you find it now?
9.
Spell the missing word: The night before Christmas is called Christmas _____.
Eave
Eeve
Ev
Eve
The word Eve is also a popular girl's name.
10.
Spell the missing word: This picture was taken one _____.
eevening
evening
eaveening
eeveening
The evening comes after the afternoon and just before night time, at around 5pm to 9pm.
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