KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Silent Spelling Review (Questions)

The Silent Spelling Review will quiz KS1 children on a mixture of spellings that have silent/unspoken letters. All words have been taken from the sound lessons suggested in the National Curriculum.

If you’ve completed all our quizzes then you’ll know that often, words have letters in them that you don’t hear - they are silent. This quiz is going to test you on spellings that have silent letters in them. Do your best.

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1. He ____ down to watch the worms ____.
[ ] gneeled and wriggle
[ ] kneeled and wriggle
[ ] knealed and wriggle
[ ] kneeled and riggle
2. I would like to ____ the ____ because I find them scary.
[ ] dodge and ghoast
[ ] doge and goast
[ ] doge and ghoste
[ ] dodge and ghost
3. She ____ how to ____ trees and then swing from them.
[ ] new and clime
[ ] knew and clime
[ ] knew and climb
[ ] knew and climbe
4. He used his ____ hand to ____.
[ ] right and write
[ ] wright and write
[ ] white and write
[ ] write and rite
5. This is a picture of one ____ but I wanted to see ____ of them.
[ ] lamb and two
[ ] lamb and too
[ ] lamb and to
[ ] lam and two
6. I hope you enjoy the ____.
[ ] flite
[ ] flyte
[ ] flight
[ ] fliht
7. In ____ ____ will you be finished?
[ ] whitch and our
[ ] which and oure
[ ] wich and our
[ ] which and hour
8. ____ is ____?
[ ] Wen and Cristmass
[ ] When and Cristmas
[ ] Wen and Christmas
[ ] When and Christmas
9. Do you ____ a good ____?
[ ] know and plumber
[ ] now and plumber
[ ] know and pllumber
[ ] know and plumder
10. Will you ____ the ____ and tell her what to put in her cauldron next.
[ ] answr and whitch
[ ] answer and whitch
[ ] answer and witch
[ ] anser and witch
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Silent Spelling Review (Answers)
1. He ____ down to watch the worms ____.
[ ] gneeled and wriggle
[x] kneeled and wriggle
[ ] knealed and wriggle
[ ] kneeled and riggle
Both first letters of each word are silent.
2. I would like to ____ the ____ because I find them scary.
[ ] dodge and ghoast
[ ] doge and goast
[ ] doge and ghoste
[x] dodge and ghost
In dodge, you don't sound out the second 'd' and in ghost you don't hear the 'h'.
3. She ____ how to ____ trees and then swing from them.
[ ] new and clime
[ ] knew and clime
[x] knew and climb
[ ] knew and climbe
The word climb has a silent 'b' at the end of it - there are a few words like this that you'll need to remember.
4. He used his ____ hand to ____.
[x] right and write
[ ] wright and write
[ ] white and write
[ ] write and rite
There are three words that sound the same here: right (as in position), write (with a pen) and white (the colour).
5. This is a picture of one ____ but I wanted to see ____ of them.
[x] lamb and two
[ ] lamb and too
[ ] lamb and to
[ ] lam and two
Lamb ends with a silent 'b' and in the word 'two' you don't pronounce the 'w'.
6. I hope you enjoy the ____.
[ ] flite
[ ] flyte
[x] flight
[ ] fliht
The letters 'igh' make up one sound - you definitely don't sound out the 'g'.
7. In ____ ____ will you be finished?
[ ] whitch and our
[ ] which and oure
[ ] wich and our
[x] which and hour
The word 'hour' is pronounced without the 'h' sound.
8. ____ is ____?
[ ] Wen and Cristmass
[ ] When and Cristmas
[ ] Wen and Christmas
[x] When and Christmas
Christmas must always be written with a capital letter.
9. Do you ____ a good ____?
[x] know and plumber
[ ] now and plumber
[ ] know and pllumber
[ ] know and plumder
If you forget to put a 'k' in front of 'now' the 'ow' sound completely changes.
10. Will you ____ the ____ and tell her what to put in her cauldron next.
[ ] answr and whitch
[ ] answer and whitch
[x] answer and witch
[ ] anser and witch
Even witches need to learn how to spell!