KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - Magic e with i (Questions)

Magic e with i tests KS1 children’s skills using the ie/igh sound through magic e. The words tested in this quiz are suggested in the National Curriculum.

When there is an e at the end of a word, it changes the vowel into what we call a long vowel sound. The word ‘bit’ goes from ‘i’ to 'bite' making it sound more like ‘igh’. Test your knowledge on these magic e with i words.

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1. Spell the missing word: The number _____ comes after four.
[ ] five
[ ] fighv
[ ] fiev
[ ] fyv
2. Spell the missing word: They went for a _____.
[ ] highk
[ ] hiek
[ ] hike
[ ] hyk
3. Spell the missing word: What's the _____?
[ ] tiem
[ ] time
[ ] tighm
[ ] tyme
4. Spell the missing word: He has a pain in his ____.
[ ] side
[ ] sighd
[ ] sied
[ ] syd
5. Spell the missing word: They have joined the ____.
[ ] line
[ ] lighn
[ ] lien
[ ] lyn
6. Spell the missing word: They went on a horse _____.
[ ] ryd
[ ] ryde
[ ] ride
[ ] riede
7. Spell the missing word: Number _____ is before number 10.
[ ] nyn
[ ] nyne
[ ] nine
[ ] niene
8. Spell the missing word: Otters have a very long and fun _____.
[ ] lyf
[ ] life
[ ] lief
[ ] liefe
9. Spell the missing word: This torch will _____ bright in the sky.
[ ] shine
[ ] shin
[ ] shyne
[ ] shiene
10. Spell the missing word: How _____ is Earth?
[ ] wied
[ ] wiede
[ ] wide
[ ] wyde
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - Magic e with i (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: The number _____ comes after four.
[x] five
[ ] fighv
[ ] fiev
[ ] fyv
Everyone is recommended to eat at least five pieces of fruit and veg a day.
2. Spell the missing word: They went for a _____.
[ ] highk
[ ] hiek
[x] hike
[ ] hyk
All these answers include the i_e sound. The best way to see how to spell a new word is by writing all the possibilities and then picking the word that looks the most familiar.
3. Spell the missing word: What's the _____?
[ ] tiem
[x] time
[ ] tighm
[ ] tyme
In the olden days, they used to be able to tell the time through a sundial and they would watch how the shadow fell and use that as a clock.
4. Spell the missing word: He has a pain in his ____.
[x] side
[ ] sighd
[ ] sied
[ ] syd
Often, when running, people get a pain in the side of their stomach. This is called a stitch and normally means you need to drink more water.
5. Spell the missing word: They have joined the ____.
[x] line
[ ] lighn
[ ] lien
[ ] lyn
This word is broken up into these sounds: l + i + n, we don't pronounce the 'e' and we say the 'i' as the long vowel sound.
6. Spell the missing word: They went on a horse _____.
[ ] ryd
[ ] ryde
[x] ride
[ ] riede
There is a type of horse riding called dressage. This is where the horse is taught to walk in a particular way and is a very popular hobby and sport.
7. Spell the missing word: Number _____ is before number 10.
[ ] nyn
[ ] nyne
[x] nine
[ ] niene
Did you know, many believe cats have nine lives!
8. Spell the missing word: Otters have a very long and fun _____.
[ ] lyf
[x] life
[ ] lief
[ ] liefe
Otters normally live for around sixteen years.
9. Spell the missing word: This torch will _____ bright in the sky.
[x] shine
[ ] shin
[ ] shyne
[ ] shiene
In the olden days they used to light wood to be able to see, then candles, then oil and now we have electricity!
10. Spell the missing word: How _____ is Earth?
[ ] wied
[ ] wiede
[x] wide
[ ] wyde
Earth is believed to be over 12,000 kilometres wide.