KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The End Sound ss (Questions)

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: ____ is my favourite game.
[ ] Ches
[ ] Chess
[ ] Chese
[ ] Cheese
2. Spell the missing word: My teacher's name is ____ Jones.
[ ] Mis
[ ] Mes
[ ] Mess
[ ] Miss
3. Spell the missing word: Please can I have a ____?
[ ] ciss
[ ] cis
[ ] kis
[ ] kiss
4. Spell the missing word: The snake went ____.
[ ] hess
[ ] hes
[ ] hiss
[ ] his
5. Spell the missing word: I don't want more, I want ____.
[ ] less
[ ] les
[ ] lass
[ ] liss
6. Spell the missing word: Your room is a ____.
[ ] mis
[ ] miss
[ ] mess
[ ] mes
7. Spell the missing word: I love her new ____.
[ ] dess
[ ] dress
[ ] dresz
[ ] drss
8. Spell the missing word: He is suffering from ____.
[ ] stess
[ ] stress
[ ] stres
[ ] striss
9. Spell the missing word: Christians sometimes wear a ____.
[ ] coss
[ ] cros
[ ] cross
[ ] cruss
10. Spell the missing word: Holidaying is such ____.
[ ] bliss
[ ] blis
[ ] blisse
[ ] biss
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The End Sound ss (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: ____ is my favourite game.
[ ] Ches
[x] Chess
[ ] Chese
[ ] Cheese
The vowel sound in chess is very short and so you need to double the last letter.
2. Spell the missing word: My teacher's name is ____ Jones.
[ ] Mis
[ ] Mes
[ ] Mess
[x] Miss
If your teacher is female and married, we would call her Mrs not Miss.
3. Spell the missing word: Please can I have a ____?
[ ] ciss
[ ] cis
[ ] kis
[x] kiss
When you kiss, your lips use one muscle called the orbicularis oris.
4. Spell the missing word: The snake went ____.
[ ] hess
[ ] hes
[x] hiss
[ ] his
Snakes hiss to warn predators off.
5. Spell the missing word: I don't want more, I want ____.
[x] less
[ ] les
[ ] lass
[ ] liss
Less than means the same as subtract, take away and minus.
6. Spell the missing word: Your room is a ____.
[ ] mis
[ ] miss
[x] mess
[ ] mes
Messy rooms can be dusty too and these can cause problems for anyone with asthma or allergies to dust.
7. Spell the missing word: I love her new ____.
[ ] dess
[x] 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.
8. Spell the missing word: He is suffering from ____.
[ ] stess
[x] stress
[ ] stres
[ ] striss
Stress is a very serious problem and causes many other issues like headaches and heart attacks.
9. Spell the missing word: Christians sometimes wear a ____.
[ ] coss
[ ] cros
[x] cross
[ ] cruss
The cross symbolises how Jesus died, nailed to a cross.
10. Spell the missing word: Holidaying is such ____.
[x] bliss
[ ] blis
[ ] blisse
[ ] biss
The Golden Mile Beach in South Africa is one of the busiest beaches in the world...not quite blissful!