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

This 'Sound aw' spelling quiz helps KS1 children learn that these letters make the ‘or’ sound. This quiz will test them on the ‘aw’ spellings taken from the National Curriculum.

When you say the ‘aw’ sound, it sounds like ‘or’. A word can start with this sound, or this sound could be somewhere in the middle. Test your knowledge on spellings with this sound.

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1. Spell the missing word: There was a thorn in his ____.
[ ] por
[ ] paw
[ ] pau
[ ] pore
2. Spell the missing word: Do not break the ____.
[ ] lawe
[ ] law
[ ] lar
[ ] lawr
3. Spell the missing word: I love my steak ____.
[ ] ror
[ ] raw
[ ] rar
[ ] waw
4. Spell the missing word: Can you ____ me a picture?
[ ] drawe
[ ] draw
[ ] dwaw
[ ] dwar
5. Spell the missing word: This bird is a ____.
[ ] hark
[ ] hawek
[ ] hawke
[ ] hawk
6. Spell the missing word: I woke up at ____.
[ ] dawn
[ ] dawne
[ ] dawen
[ ] dawrn
7. Spell the missing word: Sorry, I need to ____ because I'm so tired.
[ ] jawn
[ ] yawn
[ ] yawne
[ ] yarwn
8. Spell the missing word: She is learning to ____.
[ ] krawl
[ ] crawl
[ ] crawell
[ ] crawel
9. Spell the missing word: She is wearing a ____.
[ ] shall
[ ] shawle
[ ] shawl
[ ] shole
10. Spell the missing word: I ____ you looking!
[ ] saw
[ ] sawe
[ ] sarw
[ ] sar
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound aw (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: There was a thorn in his ____.
[ ] por
[x] paw
[ ] pau
[ ] pore
Androcles and the Lion is a fable about a lion that has a thorn in his paw.
2. Spell the missing word: Do not break the ____.
[ ] lawe
[x] law
[ ] lar
[ ] lawr
If you break the law, you could get into a lot of trouble.
3. Spell the missing word: I love my steak ____.
[ ] ror
[x] raw
[ ] rar
[ ] waw
If you have your steak really raw and only grilled for a few second on either side, then you have it 'blue'.
4. Spell the missing word: Can you ____ me a picture?
[ ] drawe
[x] draw
[ ] dwaw
[ ] dwar
A very famous artist was Leonard Da Vinci.
5. Spell the missing word: This bird is a ____.
[ ] hark
[ ] hawek
[ ] hawke
[x] hawk
Hawks have really sharp talons and large beaks (bills) that can easily tear their prey apart!
6. Spell the missing word: I woke up at ____.
[x] dawn
[ ] dawne
[ ] dawen
[ ] dawrn
Dawn is the beginning of the day and is also a girl's name.
7. Spell the missing word: Sorry, I need to ____ because I'm so tired.
[ ] jawn
[x] yawn
[ ] yawne
[ ] yarwn
Yawns are contagious. Just reading the word will make you want to yawn - did you?
8. Spell the missing word: She is learning to ____.
[ ] krawl
[x] crawl
[ ] crawell
[ ] crawel
Babies start crawling when they are about six months old.
9. Spell the missing word: She is wearing a ____.
[ ] shall
[ ] shawle
[x] shawl
[ ] shole
A shawl is like a scarf but bigger and is worn over your shoulders and around your neck.
10. Spell the missing word: I ____ you looking!
[x] saw
[ ] sawe
[ ] sarw
[ ] sar
A saw is also an object - something you cut wood with.