KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound or after w (Questions)

This 'The Sound or after w' spelling quiz identifies the pattern when these letters are combined. It tests KS1 children on this sound. The words in this spelling quiz have been taken from and added to those in the National Curriculum.

The letters ‘or’ mostly make the sound that’s in the word ‘born’. However, when the letters ‘or’ follow a ‘w’ it changes how it is said and makes an ‘er’ sound. This quiz will test you on spellings where the ‘or’ follows a ‘w’. Can you spell the missing words?

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1. You need to spell the missing ____.
[ ] wored
[ ] wurd
[ ] word
[ ] worde
2. He helped him with his ____.
[ ] wurk
[ ] work
[ ] worke
[ ] wowk
3. He held three ____ in his hands.
[ ] worm
[ ] werm
[ ] worms
[ ] woerms
4. This is what our ____ looks like.
[ ] werled
[ ] worled
[ ] world
[ ] worlde
5. How much is this painting ____?
[ ] woerth
[ ] worthe
[ ] worfe
[ ] worth
6. Is he a ____ knight?
[ ] wurthy
[ ] worthie
[ ] worhey
[ ] worthy
7. She was the ____ witch!
[ ] worst
[ ] worste
[ ] worset
[ ] worsst
8. They ____ God every Sunday.
[ ] worshipe
[ ] worship
[ ] worshipp
[ ] worsip
9. The internet is used ____.
[ ] worldwyde
[ ] worldwidde
[ ] worldwidd
[ ] worldwide
10. This is a carpenter's ____.
[ ] workshup
[ ] workshopp
[ ] workshop
[ ] workshope
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound or after w (Answers)
1. You need to spell the missing ____.
[ ] wored
[ ] wurd
[x] word
[ ] worde
That's what this quiz is all about - finding the missing word!
2. He helped him with his ____.
[ ] wurk
[x] work
[ ] worke
[ ] wowk
Most schools give homework every week - this will happen all the way until you leave school!
3. He held three ____ in his hands.
[ ] worm
[ ] werm
[x] worms
[ ] woerms
You might have clicked on 'worm' but there is more than one and so you need to add an 's' to show this.
4. This is what our ____ looks like.
[ ] werled
[ ] worled
[x] world
[ ] worlde
We call it our world, our planet or Earth.
5. How much is this painting ____?
[ ] woerth
[ ] worthe
[ ] worfe
[x] worth
Some paintings are worth millions of pounds!
6. Is he a ____ knight?
[ ] wurthy
[ ] worthie
[ ] worhey
[x] worthy
Worthy means you deserve something or have good qualities.
7. She was the ____ witch!
[x] worst
[ ] worste
[ ] worset
[ ] worsst
There is a series of books called The Worst Witch and they are written by Jill Murphy - have you read any of them?
8. They ____ God every Sunday.
[ ] worshipe
[x] worship
[ ] worshipp
[ ] worsip
This is normally done in a church.
9. The internet is used ____.
[ ] worldwyde
[ ] worldwidde
[ ] worldwidd
[x] worldwide
That's why it's called the world-wide-web: www.
10. This is a carpenter's ____.
[ ] workshup
[ ] workshopp
[x] workshop
[ ] workshope
The elves also work in a workshop when they make the toys for Christmas!