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Year 1 - The Sound air
If you enjoy writing short stories, you will need to be good at spelling.

Year 1 - The Sound air

This 'Sound air' quiz will help KS1 children learn spellings with the three letter digraph 'air'. Each word has been selected from the National Curriculum.

The ‘air’ sound is a three letter digraph. This means that if a word has the ‘air’ sound in it, chances are, it will be spelt with these three letters. This sound is also a word – air is what you breathe! Test your knowledge on these spellings.

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1.
Spell the missing word: I need to speak to my ____ godmother.
fairey
fairie
fairy
fairry
Tinkerbell is probably the most well-known fairy and she was first mentioned in the story of Peter Pan.
2.
Spell the missing word: She had long ____ like Rapunzel.
haire
hairr
hair
haiir
Rapunzel was a fairy tale character who had long hair. In real life, the longest hair ever grown was fifty five foot long!
3.
Spell the missing word: ____ comes from cows.
Dairey
Dairy
Dairie
Darie
If you are allergic to dairy, you are lactose intolerant.
4.
Spell the missing word: We went to the ____.
fayr
fair
fairr
fiar
Because the word ends in 'air' you don't need to add another 'r' as the 'r' in 'air' counts.
5.
Spell the missing word: The tiger went back to his ____.
layer
lair
laire
lare
Tigers, bears and wolves live in lairs.
6.
Spell the missing word: Afghan Hounds are particularly _____ dogs.
hairey
hairy
harry
hayery
These dogs would need to be brushed every day!
7.
Spell the missing word: Today we made chocolate _____.
eclares
eccles
eclaires
eclairs
The word comes from French and means 'flash of lightning'.
8.
Spell the missing word: She climbed one ____ at a time.
stair
stairr
staire
stiar
The London Underground station with the most stairs is Covent Garden.
9.
Spell the missing word: Please, take a seat on this comfy ____.
chhair
chairr
chare
chair
Do you think it looks comfy?
10.
Spell the missing word: She bought a new ____ of shoes.
paire
pair
pairr
paire
Up until 1818 shoes were one shape - this meant the left and right shoe were both the same! Nowadays, our right and left shoes fold in slightly with the foot.
Author:  Finola Waller

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