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Year 2 - The Sound kn
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Year 2 - The Sound kn

This 'The Sound kn' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings that start with this phoneme. All the spellings in this quiz have been taken from the National Curriculum.

Hundreds of years ago people used to pronounce the ‘k’ in this phoneme: ‘kn’. Nowadays, the ‘k’ is silent and not said. Can you spell the missing words?

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1.
He was a very brave ____.
kniht
kniet
knight
knite
If you can spell this word, then you can also spell the word 'night', which sounds the same.
2.
Some people call a rucksack a ____.
napsack
napsac
knapsac
knapsack
A knapsack is a less common word to describe a rucksack or bag that goes on your back.
3.
Do you ____ how to ____?
kno and knit
know and knit
know and knite
knowe and knite
The first knitting needles were made from bone, ivory or tortoise shells!
4.
I'll ____ on the door and tell them about the ____ in your hair.
knock and knot
knok and knot
knoc and knot
knock and knott
A knot can be something you tie with string or an unwanted mess in your hair.
5.
I need you to ____ this dough for ten minutes.
kneed
knead
kned
knede
Kneading the dough makes it light and fluffy and is very important when making bread.
6.
Please ____ on your ____ and pray.
kneal and knees
kneel and knees
kneel and kneas
kneal and kneas
The Bible states that people should kneel when praying to God.
7.
The pirate had ____ where the treasure was hidden all along!
nown
nowen
knowen
known
If the word involves knowing something, or being aware or clever in one way or another - it is always spelt with a 'kn' and not like this: 'no'.
8.
I ____ you had a ____ of butter somewhere.
knnew and knob
knew and nob
knew and knobb
knew and knob
Knob means a rounded ball - you can have a knob of butter or a knob to open a drawer.
9.
Do you have any ____ on fancy hats?
knowledge
knoledge
knowlege
knolege
This is a tricky word and is an extension to the word 'know'.
10.
I've grazed my ____.
knuckals
knuckells
knuckles
knuckels
Your knuckles are the bones that stick out slightly when you clench your fist.
Author:  Finola Waller

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