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

This 'Sound or' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings with the ‘or’ sound. The words used in this quiz have been taken from the National Curriculum and are words children in Year 1 should know how to spell by the end of the academic year.

You could play this quiz OR you could play a different one. The word ‘or’ is also a sound. This quiz will test you on words with this sound. Can you spell the missing words?

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1. We are going ____ a ____ walk.
[ ] four and short
[ ] fore and short
[ ] for and short
[ ] for and shorte
2. The ____ was ____ last week.
[ ] horse and born
[ ] horse and dorn
[ ] hors and born
[ ] horse and borne
3. He played the French ____ in the ____.
[ ] horn and mornin
[ ] horn and morning
[ ] horn and mornig
[ ] horne and morning
4. The ____ on the rose had ____ his shirt.
[ ] thorn and toren
[ ] forn and torn
[ ] forne and torn
[ ] thorn and torn
5. Hansel and Gretel was his favourite ____.
[ ] storey
[ ] story
[ ] storie
[ ] storiey
6. He put his ____ in the ____ and pulled!
[ ] thork and cork
[ ] fork and corc
[ ] fork and kork
[ ] fork and cork
7. That baby has just been ____.
[ ] dorn
[ ] born
[ ] borne
[ ] dorne
8. The ____ of the manor pulled the ____ so that his servants would come and help him.
[ ] lord and corb
[ ] lord and cord
[ ] lored and cord
[ ] lord and cored
9. We can walk across this ____.
[ ] phord
[ ] ford
[ ] thord
[ ] forde
10. ____ a queue if you want some ____ on the cob.
[ ] Phorm and corn
[ ] Forme and corn
[ ] Form and corne
[ ] Form and corn
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound or (Answers)
1. We are going ____ a ____ walk.
[ ] four and short
[ ] fore and short
[x] for and short
[ ] for and shorte
The letters 'ore' also make the 'or' sound.
2. The ____ was ____ last week.
[x] horse and born
[ ] horse and dorn
[ ] hors and born
[ ] horse and borne
We call baby horses foals.
3. He played the French ____ in the ____.
[ ] horn and mornin
[x] horn and morning
[ ] horn and mornig
[ ] horne and morning
Surprisingly, the French horn isn't French - it was actually invented by a German!
4. The ____ on the rose had ____ his shirt.
[ ] thorn and toren
[ ] forn and torn
[ ] forne and torn
[x] thorn and torn
Roses actually have prickles but everyone calls them thorns.
5. Hansel and Gretel was his favourite ____.
[ ] storey
[x] story
[ ] storie
[ ] storiey
The last two words aren't real and the first answer means the storey in a building, as in which floor someone is on.
6. He put his ____ in the ____ and pulled!
[ ] thork and cork
[ ] fork and corc
[ ] fork and kork
[x] fork and cork
The first factory to make corks was in Spain in 1750.
7. That baby has just been ____.
[ ] dorn
[x] born
[ ] borne
[ ] dorne
If a baby has just been born, we would call it a newborn. When you put two words together like this, it's called a compound word.
8. The ____ of the manor pulled the ____ so that his servants would come and help him.
[ ] lord and corb
[x] lord and cord
[ ] lored and cord
[ ] lord and cored
There is a word 'cored'. The core of something is the centre, like an apple core. If we remove the core, we would say the apple has been cored.
9. We can walk across this ____.
[ ] phord
[x] ford
[ ] thord
[ ] forde
A ford is the shallow part of a river that you can walk across.
10. ____ a queue if you want some ____ on the cob.
[ ] Phorm and corn
[ ] Forme and corn
[ ] Form and corne
[x] Form and corn
Corn on the cob is known as maize in some countries.