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

This 'Sound ue' spelling quiz will test KS1 children on this digraph. All the spellings have been taken from and added to those in the National Curriculum. To help you, think of the word ‘due’ and know that this sound is pronounced like the alphabet name for ‘u’.

If a word ends with a u/ue/ew sound it is likely to be shown be either ‘ue’ or ‘ew’. This quiz will be looking at words with the ‘ue’ sound in them. Can you spell the missing words?

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1. This is the colour ____.
[ ] bloo
[ ] blue
[ ] blew
[ ] blewe
2. The detective searched for a ____.
[ ] clue
[ ] klue
[ ] cklue
[ ] cloeu
3. A piece of paper cannot be folded in half more than seven times - ____ or false?
[ ] chrue
[ ] true
[ ] twue
[ ] twrue
4. He was ____ then sent back into the wild.
[ ] wescued
[ ] reskued
[ ] rescueb
[ ] rescued
5. The day after Monday is ____.
[ ] Tuesda
[ ] Tuesday
[ ] Tueday
[ ] Tuessday
6. Can I borrow your ____.
[ ] jlue
[ ] galue
[ ] glue
[ ] gilue
7. They've just ____.
[ ] arrgued
[ ] argueb
[ ] arggued
[ ] argued
8. The shop was having a sale which meant everything was great ____.
[ ] value
[ ] vallue
[ ] vailue
[ ] valiue
9. Can she borrow a ____ to blow her nose?
[ ] tisue
[ ] tissue
[ ] tiessue
[ ] tiszue
10. I'm ____ to play pool. I'm just waiting for a wooden ____.
[ ] dgue and cue
[ ] jue and cue
[ ] due and cue
[ ] due and kue
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound ue (Answers)
1. This is the colour ____.
[ ] bloo
[x] blue
[ ] blew
[ ] blewe
Phonetically, these all say 'blue' but only one is spelt correctly. There is a word 'blew' but it means to have blown.
2. The detective searched for a ____.
[x] clue
[ ] klue
[ ] cklue
[ ] cloeu
If you aren't sure if this word begins with a 'k' or 'c', write it both ways and see which one looks most familiar.
3. A piece of paper cannot be folded in half more than seven times - ____ or false?
[ ] chrue
[x] true
[ ] twue
[ ] twrue
It's true - try it. It has to be a square piece of paper though.
4. He was ____ then sent back into the wild.
[ ] wescued
[ ] reskued
[ ] rescueb
[x] rescued
Foxes are nocturnal animals, this means their eyes are designed to see in the night.
5. The day after Monday is ____.
[ ] Tuesda
[x] Tuesday
[ ] Tueday
[ ] Tuessday
Tuesday is the second day of the week.
6. Can I borrow your ____.
[ ] jlue
[ ] galue
[x] glue
[ ] gilue
Super glue is super sticky so be careful. If you do get stuck, nail polish remover might be able to help you unstick.
7. They've just ____.
[ ] arrgued
[ ] argueb
[ ] arggued
[x] argued
This is also called having an argument. When you change it to argument, you lose the 'e'.
8. The shop was having a sale which meant everything was great ____.
[x] value
[ ] vallue
[ ] vailue
[ ] valiue
A sale is normally shown by what percentage has been taken off.
9. Can she borrow a ____ to blow her nose?
[ ] tisue
[x] tissue
[ ] tiessue
[ ] tiszue
We blow our noses with tissues as it's softer than toilet paper.
10. I'm ____ to play pool. I'm just waiting for a wooden ____.
[ ] dgue and cue
[ ] jue and cue
[x] due and cue
[ ] due and kue
In some places, to show you want to play on the pool or snooker table next, you rest a pound on the side. This shows that you're next in line.