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

This 'The Sound wr' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings that have the silent ‘w’ sound. Most words that start with the silent ‘w’ are joined by the letter ‘r’ making it the ‘wr’ sound. When in the middle of a word the ‘w’ is on its own but still silent.

If you see ‘wr’ together - you don’t pronounce the ‘w’; you ignore it and just say ‘r’. Sometimes words have ‘w’ in the middle of them and the ‘w’ is ignored too. Poor ‘w’; it gets ignored a lot! Can you spell the missing ‘wr’ and silent ‘w’ words?

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1. Sometimes, when they ____ they wear masks like these.
[ ] westl
[ ] westal
[ ] wrestle
[ ] wrestel
2. She enjoyed ____ Christmas presents.
[ ] wapping
[ ] wrapping
[ ] wraping
[ ] wrappin
3. These worms like to ____.
[ ] wriggle
[ ] wrigle
[ ] wriggel
[ ] wriggal
4. Have you ____ in your diary?
[ ] writen
[ ] writan
[ ] written
[ ] writtan
5. This is the ____ in the stone.
[ ] sord
[ ] swrod
[ ] swored
[ ] sword
6. I will ____ down what you ____ yesterday.
[ ] write and wrotte
[ ] write and wrot
[ ] writte and wrote
[ ] write and wrote
7. Sorry that was the ____ _____.
[ ] wrong and answer
[ ] wrong and anser
[ ] wrong and answre
[ ] wronng and answer
8. The ____ flew off the tree and landed on my ____.
[ ] wren and wriste
[ ] wren and wrist
[ ] wrenn and wrist
[ ] wren and wristr
9. ____ the towel dry and then ____ it around your head.
[ ] Wring and wap
[ ] Wing and wrap
[ ] Wring and wrap
[ ] Wring and wrapp
10. He ____ his car by ____ it around a tree!
[ ] wreckd and wrapping
[ ] wrecked and wrapping
[ ] wrecked and wrappin
[ ] wrecked and wraping
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - The Sound wr (Answers)
1. Sometimes, when they ____ they wear masks like these.
[ ] westl
[ ] westal
[x] wrestle
[ ] wrestel
Wrestlers sometimes wear different masks and outfits when fighting.
2. She enjoyed ____ Christmas presents.
[ ] wapping
[x] wrapping
[ ] wraping
[ ] wrappin
The paper used is also called wrapping paper.
3. These worms like to ____.
[x] wriggle
[ ] wrigle
[ ] wriggel
[ ] wriggal
Worms live nearly everywhere in the world!
4. Have you ____ in your diary?
[ ] writen
[ ] writan
[x] written
[ ] writtan
A diary can be a review of what you've done that day or a calendar to remind you of important dates.
5. This is the ____ in the stone.
[ ] sord
[ ] swrod
[ ] swored
[x] sword
King Arthur is famous for being the only person able to pull the sword from the stone.
6. I will ____ down what you ____ yesterday.
[ ] write and wrotte
[ ] write and wrot
[ ] writte and wrote
[x] write and wrote
When you say these words, you ignore the 'w' and just pronounce the 'r'.
7. Sorry that was the ____ _____.
[x] wrong and answer
[ ] wrong and anser
[ ] wrong and answre
[ ] wronng and answer
Wrong has a silent 'w' and so does the word 'answer'.
8. The ____ flew off the tree and landed on my ____.
[ ] wren and wriste
[x] wren and wrist
[ ] wrenn and wrist
[ ] wren and wristr
The bird we have most of, or is the most common, is the wren.
9. ____ the towel dry and then ____ it around your head.
[ ] Wring and wap
[ ] Wing and wrap
[x] Wring and wrap
[ ] Wring and wrapp
If you wring something, you twist it until it is dry.
10. He ____ his car by ____ it around a tree!
[ ] wreckd and wrapping
[x] wrecked and wrapping
[ ] wrecked and wrappin
[ ] wrecked and wraping
If we say it was wrapped around the tree, we are using a metaphor or imagery to explain how the tree remained still and the car dented around it.