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

This 'Sound ore' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings with the ‘ore’ sound. The words used in this quiz have been taken from and extended to those in the National Curriculum.

Often the ‘or’ sound is written like that, with those two letters. However, sometimes it is spelt like this trigraph: ‘ore’. This quiz will test you on words with this sound. Can you spell the missing words?

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1. Please sir, I want some ____?
[ ] mor
[ ] more
[ ] moore
[ ] moowe
2. He shoots, he ____!
[ ] skores
[ ] scors
[ ] scores
[ ] skors
3. I had cheese ____ I went to bed.
[ ] before
[ ] befor
[ ] defore
[ ] beffore
4. He ____ his navy uniform every day.
[ ] rore
[ ] wrore
[ ] wowe
[ ] wore
5. The mermaid swam to the ____.
[ ] schore
[ ] schor
[ ] shor
[ ] shore
6. They opened a new clothing ____.
[ ] stor
[ ] store
[ ] storre
[ ] stoar
7. Please don't ____ on the plane.
[ ] snore
[ ] snor
[ ] snorre
[ ] smore
8. I ____ baby monkeys!
[ ] abore
[ ] adore
[ ] addore
[ ] adoore
9. You are a ____; I'm really ____.
[ ] bore and borred
[ ] bore and boreed
[ ] bore and bored
[ ] boore and bored
10. I hate tidying; it's a real ____.
[ ] schore
[ ] shore
[ ] chore
[ ] tchore
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ore (Answers)
1. Please sir, I want some ____?
[ ] mor
[x] more
[ ] moore
[ ] moowe
This is a famous line from Charles Dickens' book, Oliver Twist.
2. He shoots, he ____!
[ ] skores
[ ] scors
[x] scores
[ ] skors
If you kick the ball in the wrong net, it's called an 'own goal'.
3. I had cheese ____ I went to bed.
[x] before
[ ] befor
[ ] defore
[ ] beffore
An old wives' tale says that if you eat cheese before you go to bed, you'll have nightmares.
4. He ____ his navy uniform every day.
[ ] rore
[ ] wrore
[ ] wowe
[x] wore
The navy is the same as the army except they train and battle at sea.
5. The mermaid swam to the ____.
[ ] schore
[ ] schor
[ ] shor
[x] shore
Mermaids are legends; this means they don't exist but people used to believe they did.
6. They opened a new clothing ____.
[ ] stor
[x] store
[ ] storre
[ ] stoar
The last answer does contain the 'ore' sound as 'oar' sounds the same.
7. Please don't ____ on the plane.
[x] snore
[ ] snor
[ ] snorre
[ ] smore
Snoring often happens when someone can't breathe through their nose.
8. I ____ baby monkeys!
[ ] abore
[x] adore
[ ] addore
[ ] adoore
If you adore something or someone it means you love them deeply.
9. You are a ____; I'm really ____.
[ ] bore and borred
[ ] bore and boreed
[x] bore and bored
[ ] boore and bored
Because the word bore ends in an 'e', we just need to add a 'd' to change the tense.
10. I hate tidying; it's a real ____.
[ ] schore
[ ] shore
[x] chore
[ ] tchore
A chore is a household job that you don't really like doing.