Year 1 - The End Sound ss
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Year 1 - The End Sound ss

The End Sound ss is a quiz that helps KS1 children learn the spellings for words that end in ‘ss’. The words are taken from and added to those stated in the National Curriculum.

If a word ends in an ‘s’ sound, it is most likely going to be written like this: ‘ss’. If the vowel sound in the word makes a short sound or noise, then the next letters will be doubled. See if you can get full marks in these spellings.

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1.
Spell the missing word: Please can I have a ____?
ciss
cis
kis
kiss
When you kiss, your lips use one muscle called the orbicularis oris.
2.
Spell the missing word: He is suffering from ____.
stess
stress
stres
striss
Stress is a very serious problem and causes many other issues like headaches and heart attacks.
3.
Spell the missing word: I love her new ____.
dess
dress
dresz
drss
In 2001 the singer Bjork wore a dress that looked like a swan! She is now famous for wearing this dress because nobody liked it.
4.
Spell the missing word: Christians sometimes wear a ____.
coss
cros
cross
cruss
The cross symbolises how Jesus died, nailed to a cross.
5.
Spell the missing word: The snake went ____.
hess
hes
hiss
his
Snakes hiss to warn predators off.
6.
Spell the missing word: I don't want more, I want ____.
less
les
lass
liss
Less than means the same as subtract, take away and minus.
7.
Spell the missing word: Holidaying is such ____.
bliss
blis
blisse
biss
The Golden Mile Beach in South Africa is one of the busiest beaches in the world...not quite blissful!
8.
Spell the missing word: My teacher's name is ____ Jones.
Mis
Mes
Mess
Miss
If your teacher is female and married, we would call her Mrs not Miss.
9.
Spell the missing word: Your room is a ____.
mis
miss
mess
mes
Messy rooms can be dusty too and these can cause problems for anyone with asthma or allergies to dust.
10.
Spell the missing word: ____ is my favourite game.
Ches
Chess
Chese
Cheese
The vowel sound in chess is very short and so you need to double the last letter.
Author:  Finola Waller

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