KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - a + sk, ss and st (Questions)

This ‘a + sk, ss and st’ spelling quiz informs KS1 children that when you say words with ask/ass/ast the ‘a’ sound is an ‘ar’ sound instead and is written as such. This Year 2 spelling quiz will test children on these words.

The letter ‘a’ is pronounced ‘ah’ but if it comes before ‘sk/ss/st’ it changes to ‘ar’. This quiz will ask you to spell words where the ‘a’ sound has been changed to ‘ar’. Can you spell the missing word?

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1. I will ____ you to ____ me the cup.
[ ] arsk and pass
[ ] ask and pass
[ ] ask and parss
[ ] arsk and parss
2. The ____ did not enjoy the ____.
[ ] class and task
[ ] class and tasc
[ ] clarss and task
[ ] klass and task
3. Careful, there is a ____ of milk on the ____.
[ ] glass and grass
[ ] glas and gras
[ ] glass and grasse
[ ] glarss and grass
4. In the desert, a shadow is easily ____.
[ ] kast
[ ] cast
[ ] carst
[ ] karst
5. This dog loves his ____.
[ ] masster
[ ] masta
[ ] master
[ ] mastter
6. He has a ____ array of fruit.
[ ] varste
[ ] vaste
[ ] varst
[ ] vast
7. Stand back from the ____!
[ ] blast
[ ] blarst
[ ] blarste
[ ] blaste
8. ____ the ____.
[ ] Pass and flasck
[ ] Pass and flasc
[ ] Pas and flask
[ ] Pass and flask
9. That's the ____ time I ask you; that was a ____.
[ ] last and disarster
[ ] last and disaster
[ ] larst and disaster
[ ] last and disasta
10. Please ____ the ____.
[ ] pass and mask
[ ] pass and marsk
[ ] parss and mask
[ ] parse and marsk
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - a + sk, ss and st (Answers)
1. I will ____ you to ____ me the cup.
[ ] arsk and pass
[x] ask and pass
[ ] ask and parss
[ ] arsk and parss
The words sound like 'ar' but they don't have the letter 'r' in them.
2. The ____ did not enjoy the ____.
[x] class and task
[ ] class and tasc
[ ] clarss and task
[ ] klass and task
Here the 'ar' sound is said before the 'sk' and 'ss' letters.
3. Careful, there is a ____ of milk on the ____.
[x] glass and grass
[ ] glas and gras
[ ] glass and grasse
[ ] glarss and grass
Milk is good for the bones because it contains lots of calcium which makes bones stronger.
4. In the desert, a shadow is easily ____.
[ ] kast
[x] cast
[ ] carst
[ ] karst
A shadow is formed whenever there is light and an object sitting in the way of the rays.
5. This dog loves his ____.
[ ] masster
[ ] masta
[x] master
[ ] mastter
Remember, this word is pronounced m+ar+st+er.
6. He has a ____ array of fruit.
[ ] varste
[ ] vaste
[ ] varst
[x] vast
The word vast means great amount or large space.
7. Stand back from the ____!
[x] blast
[ ] blarst
[ ] blarste
[ ] blaste
Rockets work by burning fuel and gases.
8. ____ the ____.
[ ] Pass and flasck
[ ] Pass and flasc
[ ] Pas and flask
[x] Pass and flask
A flask can keep liquids hot or cold - it works on keeping the liquid the same temperature as when you put it in.
9. That's the ____ time I ask you; that was a ____.
[ ] last and disarster
[x] last and disaster
[ ] larst and disaster
[ ] last and disasta
When dealing with electricity, it's always best to get a professional electrician to help.
10. Please ____ the ____.
[x] pass and mask
[ ] pass and marsk
[ ] parss and mask
[ ] parse and marsk
The Ancient Greeks used to wear masks in their plays to show emotions and express what the character was like - this was able to be seen from afar.