Year 1 - Plurals that end in s

Plurals that end in s reminds KS1 children that sometimes we add the letter s to show there is more than one of something. The National Curriculum requires Year 1 children to know how to spell the ‘z’ sound when adding ‘s’ to a word to make it plural.

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There is one cat but if there are two, we would say two cats. The ‘s’ letters makes a ‘z’ sound but is spelt with just an ‘s’. Improve your spelling skills on these ‘s’ ending plural words.

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  1. Spell the missing word: This is a picture of ____.
    The Earth's crust, outside bit, is made up of rocks.
  2. Spell the missing word: These two ____ are having a party.
    Even though we are adding an 's' onto the end of the word, it makes a 'z' noise.
  3. Spell the missing word: ____ go quack!
    Duck feathers are waterproof; that's where the saying 'Water off a duck's back' comes from.
  4. Spell the missing word: Please fill the ____.
    We could also say, 'She cups her daughters face,' changing the word cups into a verb - something you do.
  5. Spell the missing word: These ____ have one bone between them.
    A dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than ours.
  6. Spell the missing word: There are lots of multicoloured ____.
    This word can be broken up into these sounds: b + al + l + s.
  7. Spell the missing word: Football and cricket are his favourite ____.
    In 1966 England won the World Cup. Hopefully, they'll win it again soon!
  8. Spell the missing word: Can you bring some chairs and ____ to the party as I only have one.
    In this sentence you have the s/z sound twice, once in 'tables' and once for 'chairs'.
  9. Spell the missing word: May I borrow one of your ____?
    Ball point pens were invented for the Royal Air Force.
  10. Spell the missing word: She has lots of designer ____.
    Designer bags can be expensive, some bags by Chanel can cost the same as most cars on the road!

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