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Year 1 - The Sound air

This 'Sound air' quiz will help KS1 children learn spellings with the three letter digraph 'air'. Each word has been selected from the National Curriculum.

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The ‘air’ sound is a three letter digraph. This means that if a word has the ‘air’ sound in it, chances are, it will be spelt with these three letters. This sound is also a word – air is what you breathe! Test your knowledge on these spellings.

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  1. Spell the missing word: ____ comes from cows.
    If you are allergic to dairy, you are lactose intolerant.
  2. Spell the missing word: The tiger went back to his ____.
    Tigers, bears and wolves live in lairs.
  3. Spell the missing word: She had long ____ like Rapunzel.
    Rapunzel was a fairy tale character who had long hair. In real life, the longest hair ever grown was fifty five foot long!
  4. Spell the missing word: I need to speak to my ____ godmother.
    Tinkerbell is probably the most well-known fairy and she was first mentioned in the story of Peter Pan.
  5. Spell the missing word: We went to the ____.
    Because the word ends in 'air' you don't need to add another 'r' as the 'r' in 'air' counts.
  6. Spell the missing word: Afghan Hounds are particularly _____ dogs.
    These dogs would need to be brushed every day!
  7. Spell the missing word: Today we made chocolate _____.
    The word comes from French and means 'flash of lightning'.
  8. Spell the missing word: She climbed one ____ at a time.
    The London Underground station with the most stairs is Covent Garden.
  9. Spell the missing word: She bought a new ____ of shoes.
    Up until 1818 shoes were one shape - this meant the left and right shoe were both the same! Nowadays, our right and left shoes fold in slightly with the foot.
  10. Spell the missing word: Please, take a seat on this comfy ____.
    Do you think it looks comfy?

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