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Year 1 - The Sound ear
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Year 1 - The Sound ear

This 'Sound ear' spelling quiz makes KS1 children aware of the words that are spelt with those three letters. The words are taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum.

The letters ‘ear’ make the same sound as ‘eer’. Any time you see these three letters it could make the 'ear' sound or the 'er' sound. This test is on the 'ear' - the longer vowel sound it makes. Test your knowledge on 'ear' spellings.

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1.
Spell the missing word: Which ____ were you born?
uear
yeare
year
yiear
Every Chinese New Year an animal is named for that year. You can find out which animal you are and what that means about you.
2.
Spell the missing word: I'll take the front if you bring up the ____.
wear
reare
weere
rear
The word 'rear' means back, so this means if you take the front, I'll look after the back.
3.
Spell the missing word: A ____ rolled down her cheek.
tare
tear
teer
teare
A tear is a noun - a word for water coming from your eyes. However, tear can also be a verb where you rip something.
4.
Spell the missing word: His piggy bank is made of ____ glass.
klear
cleare
clear
klear
There is a saying: take care of the pennies and the pennies will take care of the pounds. This means: every penny counts!
5.
Spell the missing word: Your dart was very ____ to the bullseye.
neer
near
knear
neare
The red circle in the middle of a dartboard is called the bullseye and is where you get the most points (50).
6.
Spell the missing word: The Roman man used a ____ to kill the boar.
speare
sphere
sphear
spear
A spear is a long pole with a pointed end that was used in combat by the Romans.
7.
Spell the missing word: ____ Alan, I'm writing to you to say hello.
Deer
Dear
Deare
Bear
When you write a letter, we begin it with 'Dear'. If you are talking about the animal, we write 'deer'.
8.
Spell the missing word: Speak louder, I can't ____ you.
here
hear
heer
her
This kind of 'hear' is to do with sound, we know this because the word 'ear' is in it!
9.
Spell the missing word: Are you growing a ____?
beard
beared
bearb
baerd
In November, many men grow beards to raise money for charity - it's called Movember!
10.
Spell the missing word: She ____ mud all over her face.
smeard
smeared
smaered
smearde
Some people put mud over their face to make it feel fresh; unfortunately it's not the mud you find in your garden but special mud with extra ingredients added!
Author:  Finola Waller

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