KS1 English Quiz - Writing - Numbers (Questions)

This Writing Numbers quiz helps KS1 children learn to write the word and not draw the sign. It’s important for children to know that numbers should be portrayed differently in English than when used in Maths lessons. This will give them an extra feather in the literacy cap!

During your Maths or Numeracy lessons you can write 1, 2, 3 but when you are writing a story you should write the words. See if you can remember how to write numbers as words.

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1. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 1
[ ] run
[ ] won
[ ] one
[ ] Juan
2. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 2
[ ] two
[ ] to
[ ] too
[ ] tow
3. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 3
[ ] three
[ ] free
[ ] thre
[ ] tree
4. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 8
[ ] aite
[ ] ate
[ ] eight
[ ] eigt
5. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 4
[ ] fore
[ ] for
[ ] Thor
[ ] four
6. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 20
[ ] twenty
[ ] twentie
[ ] twentey
[ ] twenny
7. What are the correct spellings for 5 and 6?
[ ] thive and six
[ ] fiv and six
[ ] five and sox
[ ] five and six
8. This number rhymes with 'delve' - what is it?
[ ] eleven
[ ] twelve
[ ] thirteen
[ ] fourteen
9. Which of these numbers isn't in the 'teens'?
[ ] 14
[ ] 16
[ ] 18
[ ] 20
10. 23, 24, 25, 26 - All these numbers are in the...
[ ] teens
[ ] twenties
[ ] thirties
[ ] forties
KS1 English Quiz - Writing - Numbers (Answers)
1. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 1
[ ] run
[ ] won
[x] one
[ ] Juan
The word 'one' is a homophone as 'won' sounds the same but means something completely different.
2. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 2
[x] two
[ ] to
[ ] too
[ ] tow
The word 'two' is a homophone and sounds the same as 'to' and 'too'.
3. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 3
[x] three
[ ] free
[ ] thre
[ ] tree
Three and free are not homophones as the 'f' sound is very different to the 'th' sound.
4. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 8
[ ] aite
[ ] ate
[x] eight
[ ] eigt
The words eight and ate are homophones. Lots of numbers are homophones and that's why they are quite hard to spell!
5. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 4
[ ] fore
[ ] for
[ ] Thor
[x] four
It's a homophone. The third answer is a real word, its the name of a Norse god.
6. Which of these is the correct spelling for this number? 20
[x] twenty
[ ] twentie
[ ] twentey
[ ] twenny
When you say the number 'twenty' make sure you pronounce the 't' at the end!
7. What are the correct spellings for 5 and 6?
[ ] thive and six
[ ] fiv and six
[ ] five and sox
[x] five and six
These numbers come after each other - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
8. This number rhymes with 'delve' - what is it?
[ ] eleven
[x] twelve
[ ] thirteen
[ ] fourteen
You could say, 'He delved into the sand to find treasure'.
9. Which of these numbers isn't in the 'teens'?
[ ] 14
[ ] 16
[ ] 18
[x] 20
A 'teen' number is any number that ends with the word 'teen'. These numbers are 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
10. 23, 24, 25, 26 - All these numbers are in the...
[ ] teens
[x] twenties
[ ] thirties
[ ] forties
You can be in your twenties (as in 23 years old) or talk about the twenties (as in 1920s).