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Year 1 - The Sound ow (how)
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Year 1 - The Sound ow (how)

This 'Sound ow' spelling quiz helps KS1 children spell words with this digraph when it is said like ‘how’ and not ‘know’. There are two ways you can say these letters (ow) but this quiz is designed to help children learn words where this digraph is used as ow/ou. The spellings used have been added to those in the National Curriculum.

The letters ‘ow’ can be said two ways. If you’re ever unsure, try the word when it sounds like ow/o (no) then try it when it sounds like ow/ou (loud). This quiz will test you on words where the ‘ow’ sound is the same as when you say ‘owl’. Can you spell the missing words?

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1.
Is this lift going up or ____?
bown
bowne
down
downe
Another word for a lift is elevator.
2.
Be careful when you go to London, it can get quite ____.
crowdeded
crowde
crowd
crowded
It can be busy in London because there are more than 8 million people living there!
3.
Learn to swim, so you don't ____.
brown
drown
dorown
durown
Did you know that elephants can swim? They can swim up to twenty miles a day!
4.
Bring that ____ here ____!
owle and now
owl and now
owl and know
owl and nowe
If there is a 'k' in front of the word now, it not only changes the meaning of the word but also how the 'ow' sound is pronounced.
5.
Will you join me on a shopping trip into ____?
towen
town
towne
towner
A town is larger than a village but not as big as a city.
6.
Sloths have ____ fur.
browne
brorn
bworn
brown
There are around 300 moths that live in their fur! Yuck!
7.
She had a ____ at her party.
clown
clowne
klown
klowne
Some people are scared of clowns; we say they suffer from coulrophobia.
8.
____ old do you have to be to get a birthday card from the queen?
How
Who
Howe
Whow
The answer is 100. When you reach 100 years old, the queen will send you a birthday card.
9.
Turn that ____ upside down.
phrown
phrowne
frown
frowne
If you turn a frown upside down, you are changing it to a smile!
10.
The bear let out an angry ____.
jrowl
growl
gworl
gwowl
Bears use growling as a way of communicating; often it means stay away from me.
Author:  Finola Waller

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