This KS2 English spelling quiz will challenge you on words beginning with w and wh. Weather or whether - which is the correct spelling? Have you ever wondered why English has several words beginning with the letters 'wh', especially when these words do not seem any different from those that begin with a simple 'w'?
Hundreds of years ago, these spellings were reversed, with the 'h' coming before the 'w'. For example, the Old English word 'what' looked like this: hwæt. It would have been pronounced with the 'h' sound, too. Can you imagine going back in time and trying to understand what people were saying?!
See if you can spell 'w' and 'wh' words by trying this English quiz.