KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ar (Questions)

This 'Sound ar' spelling quiz is designed to help KS1 children spell words with that sound. Each word has been taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum.

When you say the ‘ar’ sound, you sound like a pirate! There are a few words with this sound, so let’s get to it - test your knowledge on these ‘ar’ word spellings.

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1. Spell the missing word: He bought a new ____.
[ ] carr
[ ] care
[ ] car
[ ] kar
2. Spell the missing word: Look at these two ____.
[ ] armes
[ ] arms
[ ] arrms
[ ] arems
3. Spell the missing word: Don't go outside, it is too ____ out there.
[ ] bark
[ ] dak
[ ] dark
[ ] darke
4. Spell the missing word: I love planting flowers in my ____.
[ ] jarden
[ ] gardin
[ ] gardden
[ ] garden
5. Spell the missing word: She can play the ____.
[ ] harp
[ ] harpe
[ ] harrp
[ ] hairp
6. Spell the missing word: If you look up at the night sky, you see lots of ____.
[ ] starrs
[ ] starz
[ ] stars
[ ] stairs
7. Spell the missing word: Don't use butter, use ____.
[ ] lard
[ ] lared
[ ] larde
[ ] lardd
8. Spell the missing word: Put the pigs in the ____.
[ ] barne
[ ] barn
[ ] baren
[ ] barnn
9. Spell the missing word: My favourite lesson in school is ____.
[ ] aret
[ ] arte
[ ] art
[ ] arrt
10. Spell the missing word: I'm going to play in the ____.
[ ] parrk
[ ] parek
[ ] park
[ ] parke
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ar (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: He bought a new ____.
[ ] carr
[ ] care
[x] car
[ ] kar
There is a word 'are', as in: 'Are you my friend?' This is spelt with an 'e' at the end but makes the 'ar' sound. Normally, if you see 'are' it makes an 'air' sound, like in the words 'hare' and 'stare'.
2. Spell the missing word: Look at these two ____.
[ ] armes
[x] arms
[ ] arrms
[ ] arems
Your arm is made up of three long bones: one in your upper arm and two in your forearm/lower arm.
3. Spell the missing word: Don't go outside, it is too ____ out there.
[ ] bark
[ ] dak
[x] dark
[ ] darke
The first answer shows a 'b', which people often get confused with a 'd'.
4. Spell the missing word: I love planting flowers in my ____.
[ ] jarden
[ ] gardin
[ ] gardden
[x] garden
Each flower and vegetable will need to be planted during different times of the year. You also have to plan ahead - if you want runner beans in September, you need to plant them in May.
5. Spell the missing word: She can play the ____.
[x] harp
[ ] harpe
[ ] harrp
[ ] hairp
The harp is one of the oldest instruments in the world and was used 5,000 years ago!
6. Spell the missing word: If you look up at the night sky, you see lots of ____.
[ ] starrs
[ ] starz
[x] stars
[ ] stairs
The nearest star to us is the sun.
7. Spell the missing word: Don't use butter, use ____.
[x] lard
[ ] lared
[ ] larde
[ ] lardd
Lard is very similar to butter but it comes from a pig, not a cow. It can be used in cooking and baking just like butter, but is considered slightly more unhealthy for you.
8. Spell the missing word: Put the pigs in the ____.
[ ] barne
[x] barn
[ ] baren
[ ] barnn
A barn is a building that is separate to your house and is often where farmers store animals or hay.
9. Spell the missing word: My favourite lesson in school is ____.
[ ] aret
[ ] arte
[x] art
[ ] arrt
Vincent Van Gogh is a very famous artist; he is also famous for cutting off his own ear!
10. Spell the missing word: I'm going to play in the ____.
[ ] parrk
[ ] parek
[x] park
[ ] parke
The most popular park in London is called Hyde Park.