Year 1 - The Sound ee

This 'Sound ee' spelling quiz introduces KS1 children to words spelt with double ‘e’. The words have been carefully selected from those suggested in the National Curriculum. It would be beneficial for Year 1 children to learn the spellings used in this test.

The letters ‘ee’ make a long vowel sound, like in the word ‘see’. You are saying the E’s alphabet name (when you say the alphabet you pronounce E as ‘ee’). Here are some spellings with this sound.

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  1. Spell the missing words: I will ____ you next ____.
    Both these words could be spelt with 'ea' but it would change the meaning: meat is something you eat and weak means not very strong.
  2. Spell the missing word: Give me the broom, I will ____.
    In the olden days people used to gather branches together to make a broom.
  3. Spell the missing words: ____ ____ to help!
    You know the dust you sometimes see on your shelves? Well most of that dust comes from your skin! Yuck!
  4. Spell the missing words: ____ the apple before you ____ the goat.
    The sound goats make is called bleating.
  5. Spell the missing words: I ____ a ____.
    For every colony there is one queen bee and more than 20,000 worker bees.
  6. Spell the missing word: Please hang the bed ____.
    You spend around one third of your life in bed, so make sure you do have clean sheets!
  7. Spell the missing word: Have you ____ to Florida?
    They call Florida the sunshine state because it's always sunny there.
  8. Spell the missing words: The ____ is a beautiful ____ colour.
    There are more than 23,000 types of tree in the world!
  9. Spell the missing word: This is a ____.
    Did you know, there are 40 different types of sheep!
  10. Spell the missing word: She doesn't ____ very well.
    These are all possible ways to make the 'ee' sound.

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