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

This 'Sound igh' spelling quiz introduces KS1 children to spellings with this trigraph. All the spellings in this quiz have been taken from the National Curriculum and are recommended spellings for this age group.

Three letters can sometimes make one sound. When ‘igh’ are together it makes the ‘I’ sound. These three letters will always be in that order. Test your knowledge on spellings with the ‘igh’ sound.

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1. Which of these words doesn't have an 'igh' sound in them?
[ ] try
[ ] pie
[ ] slide
[ ] peace
2. Spell the missing word: He is always awake in the ____.
[ ] knight
[ ] night
[ ] nihgt
[ ] nigh
3. Spell the missing words: Those ____ are ____.
[ ] lites and bright
[ ] lights and brite
[ ] lights and bright
[ ] lights and briht
4. Spell the missing word: You are not ____, you are wrong!
[ ] write
[ ] wright
[ ] white
[ ] right
5. Spell the missing word: The shoe didn't fit the ugly sisters because they were just too ____.
[ ] tigt
[ ] tihgt
[ ] tigh
[ ] tight
6. Spell the missing words: That ____ gave me a ____.
[ ] sight and friht
[ ] sight and frigh
[ ] sight and thright
[ ] sight and fright
7. Spell the missing word: How ____ is it?
[ ] hi
[ ] high
[ ] hig
[ ] hih
8. Spell the missing word: He was worried but when it was over, he let out a huge ____ of relief.
[ ] sihg
[ ] sigh
[ ] sighe
[ ] sighh
9. Spell the missing words: I ____ eat that chicken ____.
[ ] miht and thigh
[ ] might and thigh
[ ] might and figh
[ ] might and thiegh
10. Spell the missing words: We ____ have a ____ problem!
[ ] might and slight
[ ] migh and slight
[ ] might and sight
[ ] might and sligh
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound igh (Answers)
1. Which of these words doesn't have an 'igh' sound in them?
[ ] try
[ ] pie
[ ] slide
[x] peace
The first three answers all have the 'igh' sound in them; also the word I makes the same sound.
2. Spell the missing word: He is always awake in the ____.
[ ] knight
[x] night
[ ] nihgt
[ ] nigh
Hedgehogs are called nocturnal - this means they are mostly awake in the night and sleep through the day.
3. Spell the missing words: Those ____ are ____.
[ ] lites and bright
[ ] lights and brite
[x] lights and bright
[ ] lights and briht
Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb.
4. Spell the missing word: You are not ____, you are wrong!
[ ] write
[ ] wright
[ ] white
[x] right
The word right means you are correct but it also tells you which way to turn.
5. Spell the missing word: The shoe didn't fit the ugly sisters because they were just too ____.
[ ] tigt
[ ] tihgt
[ ] tigh
[x] tight
The shoe fit Cinderella and she married the prince!
6. Spell the missing words: That ____ gave me a ____.
[ ] sight and friht
[ ] sight and frigh
[ ] sight and thright
[x] sight and fright
Both these words have the 'igh' sound!
7. Spell the missing word: How ____ is it?
[ ] hi
[x] high
[ ] hig
[ ] hih
Or, how tall is it?
8. Spell the missing word: He was worried but when it was over, he let out a huge ____ of relief.
[ ] sihg
[x] sigh
[ ] sighe
[ ] sighh
A sigh is where you breathe out, normally after holding your breath because you were worried or anxious.
9. Spell the missing words: I ____ eat that chicken ____.
[ ] miht and thigh
[x] might and thigh
[ ] might and figh
[ ] might and thiegh
When we eat chicken, we can eat the thighs, wings, breasts and sometimes what we call the drumsticks.
10. Spell the missing words: We ____ have a ____ problem!
[x] might and slight
[ ] migh and slight
[ ] might and sight
[ ] might and sligh
Might means you may not have a problem and slight means it could be a small problem!