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

This 'Sound ph' spelling quiz helps KS1 children learn that this digraph makes an ‘ff’ sound. Furthermore, in long words with the ‘f’ sound, it is often represented by the ‘ph’ digraph.

The ‘ph’ sound is often used in long words that have an ‘f’ sound in them. This means short words like ‘fat’, ‘fit’ and ‘fast’ all begin with ‘f’ because they are short words. This quiz will ask you to spell words where the ‘f’ sound is spelt with ‘ph’. See how well you do!

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1. This is a picture of a ____.
[ ] dofin
[ ] doffin
[ ] dolfin
[ ] dolphin
2. ABC is the start of the ____.
[ ] alfabet
[ ] alphabet
[ ] alphabit
[ ] alphebet
3. When we learn to read, we use something called ____ to help us.
[ ] fonics
[ ] phoniks
[ ] phonicks
[ ] phonics
4. This large mammal is an ____.
[ ] elephant
[ ] eliphant
[ ] elephent
[ ] elephunt
5. Do you like my new mobile ____?
[ ] phon
[ ] phone
[ ] fone
[ ] pfone
6. Please will you take a ____?
[ ] foto
[ ] pfoto
[ ] photo
[ ] photoe
7. Show me in a ____ how many people like the colour blue.
[ ] graf
[ ] grafph
[ ] graph
[ ] gwaph
8. In school we study ____.
[ ] Geography
[ ] Gography
[ ] Gographie
[ ] Geographie
9. Oliver Twist was an ____.
[ ] orfan
[ ] orphan
[ ] ooorfan
[ ] ooophan
10. He is ____ the police.
[ ] phoning
[ ] phoneing
[ ] phonin
[ ] phonning
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ph (Answers)
1. This is a picture of a ____.
[ ] dofin
[ ] doffin
[ ] dolfin
[x] dolphin
Dolphins are very clever animals that communicate with each other through clicking and whistling.
2. ABC is the start of the ____.
[ ] alfabet
[x] alphabet
[ ] alphabit
[ ] alphebet
The alphabet is made up of five vowels and twenty one consonants.
3. When we learn to read, we use something called ____ to help us.
[ ] fonics
[ ] phoniks
[ ] phonicks
[x] phonics
Phonics is where you break words into sounds to help you spell and write. You are probably using phonics right now.
4. This large mammal is an ____.
[x] elephant
[ ] eliphant
[ ] elephent
[ ] elephunt
An elephant's skin is an inch thick! I bet they don't bruise easily!
5. Do you like my new mobile ____?
[ ] phon
[x] phone
[ ] fone
[ ] pfone
They are called mobile phones because they can be moved around (mobile).
6. Please will you take a ____?
[ ] foto
[ ] pfoto
[x] photo
[ ] photoe
Before cameras were invented, people used to sit still for hours whilst someone painted them.
7. Show me in a ____ how many people like the colour blue.
[ ] graf
[ ] grafph
[x] graph
[ ] gwaph
A graph is a pictorial chart or diagram that shows the results of surveys.
8. In school we study ____.
[x] Geography
[ ] Gography
[ ] Gographie
[ ] Geographie
This is a hard word to spell but you might have seen it on the displays at school. Geography lessons tell us about the world and planet we live on.
9. Oliver Twist was an ____.
[ ] orfan
[x] orphan
[ ] ooorfan
[ ] ooophan
Oliver Twist was an orphan, which means he didn't have any parents - this is how he ended up in a workhouse and stuck with the evil Fagin.
10. He is ____ the police.
[x] phoning
[ ] phoneing
[ ] phonin
[ ] phonning
If you need help from the police, the phone number is 999.