KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound oo (too) (Questions)

This 'Sound oo' spelling quiz teaches KS1 children that this digraph can make two sounds and this one focuses on the one that sounds like ‘ew’. To help you, remember the word ‘too’ and use that as your starting point. All the words have been taken from the recommended spelling list on the National Curriculum for Year 1.

The digraph ‘oo’ can make two sounds. This quiz will ask you to spell ‘oo’ words, where the sound is the same as ‘ew’. Test your knowledge on ‘oo’ spellings.

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1. Spell the missing word: No ____ by the pool.
[ ] fewd
[ ] food
[ ] fod
[ ] fode
2. Spell the missing word: Look up at the stars and the ____.
[ ] noom
[ ] moan
[ ] mone
[ ] moon
3. Spell the missing word: Can you take me to the ____?
[ ] soo
[ ] sue
[ ] zoo
[ ] zsoo
4. Spell the missing word: The cow went ____.
[ ] moo
[ ] moe
[ ] mew
[ ] moew
5. Spell the missing words: It was ____ ____ to release him into the wild.
[ ] to soon
[ ] two soon
[ ] too soon
[ ] too son
6. Spell the missing word: I have a knife, fork and ____.
[ ] spoon
[ ] spoewn
[ ] spone
[ ] spoone
7. Spell the missing word: A tree has strong ____.
[ ] woots
[ ] roots
[ ] ruoots
[ ] rootes
8. Spell the missing word: Press the ____ button to eject the seat.
[ ] boost
[ ] bost
[ ] booste
[ ] doost
9. Spell the missing word: Please ____ your favourite colour.
[ ] choose
[ ] chose
[ ] choos
[ ] choews
10. Spell the missing words: All his chickens have come home to ____.
[ ] woost
[ ] roost
[ ] rooste
[ ] wooste
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound oo (too) (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: No ____ by the pool.
[ ] fewd
[x] food
[ ] fod
[ ] fode
The word pool also has 'oo' but it doesn't make the same sound as 'food' or the other 'oo' sound which goes in the word 'book'. Therefore, there is a third sound for 'oo' but it isn't used as often as the other two sounds!
2. Spell the missing word: Look up at the stars and the ____.
[ ] noom
[ ] moan
[ ] mone
[x] moon
The moon isn't made of cheese! It also goes around the Earth, not the other way round.
3. Spell the missing word: Can you take me to the ____?
[ ] soo
[ ] sue
[x] zoo
[ ] zsoo
A zoo is different to a safari park; safari parks tend to have more space for the animals to roam.
4. Spell the missing word: The cow went ____.
[x] moo
[ ] moe
[ ] mew
[ ] moew
Did you know cows only have teeth at the bottom of their jaw.
5. Spell the missing words: It was ____ ____ to release him into the wild.
[ ] to soon
[ ] two soon
[x] too soon
[ ] too son
The animal in the picture is a sloth. Sloths are known for being very slow but they are great at climbing and swimming.
6. Spell the missing word: I have a knife, fork and ____.
[x] spoon
[ ] spoewn
[ ] spone
[ ] spoone
Spoons are useful for soups and yoghurt.
7. Spell the missing word: A tree has strong ____.
[ ] woots
[x] roots
[ ] ruoots
[ ] rootes
Roots grow outwards but not in any particular direction. They help keep the tree in place and provide it with food, water and nourishment.
8. Spell the missing word: Press the ____ button to eject the seat.
[x] boost
[ ] bost
[ ] booste
[ ] doost
Spy movies have lots of fun gadgets and an ejector seat is just one of them!
9. Spell the missing word: Please ____ your favourite colour.
[x] choose
[ ] chose
[ ] choos
[ ] choews
Many people get choose and chose confused. Try to remember that when you have two of 'o' you have the choice of the two, but when you have one 'o' then you have already chosen!
10. Spell the missing words: All his chickens have come home to ____.
[ ] woost
[x] roost
[ ] rooste
[ ] wooste
This saying means someone will now have to deal with their actions. They may have done something wrong and now it is shown for everyone to see.