KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - Words ending with er (Questions)

This 'Words ending with er' spelling quiz helps KS1 children look at the different ways the ‘er’ sound is said when not within a word. When at the end of a word, it makes an ah/uh sound instead. The spellings in this quiz have been taken from and added to those in the National Curriculum.

There is an ‘er’ sound, like in the word ‘term’. However, ‘er’ can go at the end of words. When ‘er’ is at the end of a word it makes more of an ah/uh sound. These missing words will all have the ‘er’ sound at the end of the word. Can you spell them?

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1. Vegetables are ____ for you than chocolate.
[ ] betta
[ ] beta
[ ] bettr
[ ] better
2. The troll lives ____ the bridge.
[ ] unda
[ ] undar
[ ] under
[ ] undder
3. It is always hot in the ____.
[ ] summer
[ ] sumer
[ ] sunmer
[ ] sunner
4. This is her youngest ____.
[ ] sisster
[ ] sister
[ ] sitser
[ ] sistser
5. She doesn't have a sister, she has a ____.
[ ] brover
[ ] brofer
[ ] brother
[ ] brotver
6. Grapefruit is very ____.
[ ] bitter
[ ] biter
[ ] bitere
[ ] bittere
7. I would like a ____ and fries please.
[ ] durger
[ ] burgere
[ ] burger
[ ] buwger
8. After autumn comes ____.
[ ] rinter
[ ] wrinter
[ ] winnter
[ ] winter
9. Although ____ than other animals, they are ____ than you'd think.
[ ] smaller and stroger
[ ] smaler and stronger
[ ] smaller and stronger
[ ] smaller and stromger
10. Christmas is celebrated in the month of ____.
[ ] December
[ ] Dicember
[ ] Dacember
[ ] Decumber
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - Words ending with er (Answers)
1. Vegetables are ____ for you than chocolate.
[ ] betta
[ ] beta
[ ] bettr
[x] better
This is true because they have more vitamins and nutrients.
2. The troll lives ____ the bridge.
[ ] unda
[ ] undar
[x] under
[ ] undder
In The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the troll lives under the bridge and won't let them past.
3. It is always hot in the ____.
[x] summer
[ ] sumer
[ ] sunmer
[ ] sunner
Summer is one of four seasons - can you name all four?
4. This is her youngest ____.
[ ] sisster
[x] sister
[ ] sitser
[ ] sistser
The word 'youngest' means she has more than one sister. If the word was 'younger' then we would know there is only one.
5. She doesn't have a sister, she has a ____.
[ ] brover
[ ] brofer
[x] brother
[ ] brotver
We could also say they are siblings, which means brothers and sisters.
6. Grapefruit is very ____.
[x] bitter
[ ] biter
[ ] bitere
[ ] bittere
If something tastes bitter, it means it has a strong or sharp taste.
7. I would like a ____ and fries please.
[ ] durger
[ ] burgere
[x] burger
[ ] buwger
French fries are similar to chips but are much thinner.
8. After autumn comes ____.
[ ] rinter
[ ] wrinter
[ ] winnter
[x] winter
Winter is the last season of the year and also the first season of the year!
9. Although ____ than other animals, they are ____ than you'd think.
[ ] smaller and stroger
[ ] smaler and stronger
[x] smaller and stronger
[ ] smaller and stromger
Ants can lift things heavier than themselves. That's like you lifting something heavier than you. Strong and small are adjectives (describing words). When you add 'er' onto the end of these words, the vowel sounds are considered long, this means we don't need to double the consonant. Therefore, we just add 'er' onto the end.
10. Christmas is celebrated in the month of ____.
[x] December
[ ] Dicember
[ ] Dacember
[ ] Decumber
Every month should begin with a capital letter.