KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ow (show) (Questions)

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

The letters ‘ow’ can be said two ways. When reading a word with this sound, try the word when it sounds like ow/o (no) then try it when it sounds like ow/ou (owl). This quiz will test you on words where the ‘ow’ sound is the same as when you say ‘show’. See if you can spell all ten words correctly.

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1. I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll ____ your house down!
[ ] blue
[ ] blew
[ ] blow
[ ] blowe
2. We love playing in the ____.
[ ] snowe
[ ] snorwe
[ ] snowr
[ ] snow
3. I would like to ____ a bonsai tree.
[ ] gro
[ ] groow
[ ] groo
[ ] grow
4. Please ____ me around this museum.
[ ] show
[ ] showe
[ ] shoow
[ ] shchow
5. I ____ that ____.
[ ] nowe and crow
[ ] now and crow
[ ] know and crow
[ ] know and crowe
6. ____ me an example of how you use the word ____.
[ ] Show and know
[ ] Show and now
[ ] Show and knowe
[ ] Showe and know
7. I want to go ____ deck when we go under the bridge.
[ ] blow
[ ] belowe
[ ] below
[ ] bolow
8. Does your watch ____ in the dark? ___ me!
[ ] jlow and Show
[ ] glowe and Show
[ ] glow and Showe
[ ] glow and Show
9. She said, "Don't ____ down, ____ me."
[ ] slow and fellow
[ ] slow and follow
[ ] slow and fallow
[ ] slow and flow
10. My house has a ____ ____.
[ ] yellow and window
[ ] yello and window
[ ] yellow and windo
[ ] yello and windo
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ow (show) (Answers)
1. I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll ____ your house down!
[ ] blue
[ ] blew
[x] blow
[ ] blowe
This is what the wolf said each time he went to the three pigs' homes.
2. We love playing in the ____.
[ ] snowe
[ ] snorwe
[ ] snowr
[x] snow
It snows when it is freezing cold and the water particles turn to icicles.
3. I would like to ____ a bonsai tree.
[ ] gro
[ ] groow
[ ] groo
[x] grow
Bonsai trees look like miniature trees and are grown in small pots.
4. Please ____ me around this museum.
[x] show
[ ] showe
[ ] shoow
[ ] shchow
The British Museum is the busiest London museum.
5. I ____ that ____.
[ ] nowe and crow
[ ] now and crow
[x] know and crow
[ ] know and crowe
If you know something, then you are knowledgeable. Without the 'k' the word changes to 'now' as in, do that now!
6. ____ me an example of how you use the word ____.
[x] Show and know
[ ] Show and now
[ ] Show and knowe
[ ] Showe and know
You could show me by saying: I know exactly how to use the word know because I know lots of knowledgeable facts.
7. I want to go ____ deck when we go under the bridge.
[ ] blow
[ ] belowe
[x] below
[ ] bolow
The longest bridge in the world is in China.
8. Does your watch ____ in the dark? ___ me!
[ ] jlow and Show
[ ] glowe and Show
[ ] glow and Showe
[x] glow and Show
Some watches have dots on their faces and hands to show the time in the dark.
9. She said, "Don't ____ down, ____ me."
[ ] slow and fellow
[x] slow and follow
[ ] slow and fallow
[ ] slow and flow
Fallow, fellow and flow are all words, but wouldn't be correct in our sentence.
10. My house has a ____ ____.
[x] yellow and window
[ ] yello and window
[ ] yellow and windo
[ ] yello and windo
Glass is made from a few things but mainly by melting sand.