KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound ey (Questions)

This 'The Sound ey' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings that end with this phoneme. The words have been taken from the National Curriculum. As an extension, you can inform children that to make most of these words plurals, all you need to do is add an ‘s’ to the end of the word.

Sometimes words end in ‘ey’. This quiz is going to test you on spelling words that end with this sound. See if you can get full marks.

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1. A ____ is stronger than a horse (size for size).
[ ] donkey
[ ] donky
[ ] donkay
[ ] donekey
2. There are more than two hundred and sixty species of ____.
[ ] munkey
[ ] mankey
[ ] monkey
[ ] moankey
3. They walked through the ____.
[ ] vallay
[ ] vally
[ ] vallie
[ ] valley
4. This house has a ____.
[ ] chimey
[ ] chiney
[ ] chimney
[ ] chinmey
5. He was scared and didn't want to walk down the ____ alone.
[ ] ally
[ ] alliey
[ ] alley
[ ] aley
6. He wore his favourite football ____.
[ ] jersey
[ ] jersy
[ ] jerssey
[ ] gersey
7. You can play ____ on the grass or on the ice.
[ ] hokey
[ ] hockey
[ ] hocey
[ ] hokcey
8. ____ doesn't make the world go round!
[ ] Monney
[ ] Money
[ ] Moneye
[ ] Monie
9. She was very ____ today.
[ ] smily
[ ] smilley
[ ] smiley
[ ] samiley
10. They filled the ____ to the brim!
[ ] trulley
[ ] trolly
[ ] troley
[ ] trolley
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound ey (Answers)
1. A ____ is stronger than a horse (size for size).
[x] donkey
[ ] donky
[ ] donkay
[ ] donekey
They are also less-easily startled than horses.
2. There are more than two hundred and sixty species of ____.
[ ] munkey
[ ] mankey
[x] monkey
[ ] moankey
An ape is not one of them! Apes aren't monkeys.
3. They walked through the ____.
[ ] vallay
[ ] vally
[ ] vallie
[x] valley
A valley is the ground at the bottom of two hills.
4. This house has a ____.
[ ] chimey
[ ] chiney
[x] chimney
[ ] chinmey
Don't worry if you don't have a chimney - Father Christmas can still find a way into your house!
5. He was scared and didn't want to walk down the ____ alone.
[ ] ally
[ ] alliey
[x] alley
[ ] aley
An alley is a narrow pathway.
6. He wore his favourite football ____.
[x] jersey
[ ] jersy
[ ] jerssey
[ ] gersey
A jersey is a top with long sleeves and often knitted.
7. You can play ____ on the grass or on the ice.
[ ] hokey
[x] hockey
[ ] hocey
[ ] hokcey
You don't hit a ball in ice hockey; instead you hit a puck.
8. ____ doesn't make the world go round!
[ ] Monney
[x] Money
[ ] Moneye
[ ] Monie
Another common saying is that money doesn't grow on trees.
9. She was very ____ today.
[ ] smily
[ ] smilley
[x] smiley
[ ] samiley
Smiling is contagious - this means if someone smiles at you, you can't help but smile back.
10. They filled the ____ to the brim!
[ ] trulley
[ ] trolly
[ ] troley
[x] trolley
Many shopping trolleys need a pound coin in them, which you get back when you return the trolley to the parking area.