KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound o like a (mother) (Questions)

This 'The Sound o' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings where this sound changes to ‘uh’ instead of ‘oh’. All the words will make the ‘uh’ sound and as guidance, use the word ‘mother’ as a starting point. All the spellings have been recommended in the National Curriculum.

The letter ‘o’ sometimes makes an ‘oe’ or ‘oh’ sound but it can also make an ‘uh’ sound. This quiz is going to ask you to spell the missing words that have the letter ‘o’ but where the pronunciation is ‘uh’. See how well you do.

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1. The first day of the week is ____.
[ ] Munday
[ ] Monday
[ ] Mondai
[ ] Mounday
2. Winnie the Pooh loves ____.
[ ] hunny
[ ] honny
[ ] hony
[ ] honey
3. Go to the shops and get me a ____ eggs.
[ ] dozen
[ ] dozzen
[ ] dozin
[ ] doszen
4. Look ____ the bookshelf.
[ ] abov
[ ] above
[ ] abuv
[ ] abuve
5. She has lots of ____!
[ ] monie
[ ] money
[ ] mony
[ ] monay
6. She is kissing her little ____.
[ ] bruther
[ ] brothar
[ ] brotha
[ ] brother
7. ____ and get one ____ from me.
[ ] Com and glove
[ ] Come and glov
[ ] Come and glove
[ ] Com and glov
8. I would ____ ____ spaghetti bolognese.
[ ] love and some
[ ] luve and some
[ ] luv and some
[ ] louve and some
9. We have ____ ____ all day!
[ ] done and notthing
[ ] don and nothing
[ ] done and nothin
[ ] done and nothing
10. My ____ loved her flowers and the ____ things I bought her.
[ ] mother and uther
[ ] mother and over
[ ] mother and other
[ ] mover and other
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound o like a (mother) (Answers)
1. The first day of the week is ____.
[ ] Munday
[x] Monday
[ ] Mondai
[ ] Mounday
We say Monday as if there is a letter 'u' instead of 'o' but that is not the case. The 'o' sound can also make an 'u' sound and that's what this quiz is all about!
2. Winnie the Pooh loves ____.
[ ] hunny
[ ] honny
[ ] hony
[x] honey
If you are talking about the food, then it's honey but if you are calling someone hunny - we spell it differently.
3. Go to the shops and get me a ____ eggs.
[x] dozen
[ ] dozzen
[ ] dozin
[ ] doszen
The word dozen means twelve, so we are asking for twelve eggs.
4. Look ____ the bookshelf.
[ ] abov
[x] above
[ ] abuv
[ ] abuve
The word above is a positional word - it tells you a location.
5. She has lots of ____!
[ ] monie
[x] money
[ ] mony
[ ] monay
Nowadays you don't necessarily need to carry cash or money on you, instead you can use a bank card.
6. She is kissing her little ____.
[ ] bruther
[ ] brothar
[ ] brotha
[x] brother
We could also say she is kissing her sibling.
7. ____ and get one ____ from me.
[ ] Com and glove
[ ] Come and glov
[x] Come and glove
[ ] Com and glov
Gloves come in pairs but in this sentence the person is asking for one glove, not one pair of gloves.
8. I would ____ ____ spaghetti bolognese.
[x] love and some
[ ] luve and some
[ ] luv and some
[ ] louve and some
Pasta is full of carbohydrates which give you lots of energy.
9. We have ____ ____ all day!
[ ] done and notthing
[ ] don and nothing
[ ] done and nothin
[x] done and nothing
The word nothing has 'no' and 'thing' but the pronunciation of 'no' changes to 'nuh'.
10. My ____ loved her flowers and the ____ things I bought her.
[ ] mother and uther
[ ] mother and over
[x] mother and other
[ ] mover and other
Make sure you don't get confused between 'other' and 'over'.