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Year 1 - Words ending with er

This 'Words ending with er' spelling quiz helps KS1 children look at the different ways the ‘er’ sound is said when not within a word. When at the end of a word, it makes an ah/uh sound instead. The spellings in this quiz have been taken from and added to those in the National Curriculum.

There is an ‘er’ sound, like in the word ‘term’. However, ‘er’ can go at the end of words. When ‘er’ is at the end of a word it makes more of an ah/uh sound. These missing words will all have the ‘er’ sound at the end of the word. Can you spell them?

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  1. This is her youngest ____.
    The word 'youngest' means she has more than one sister. If the word was 'younger' then we would know there is only one.
  2. Grapefruit is very ____.
    If something tastes bitter, it means it has a strong or sharp taste.
  3. Christmas is celebrated in the month of ____.
    Every month should begin with a capital letter.
  4. The troll lives ____ the bridge.
    In The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the troll lives under the bridge and won't let them past.
  5. It is always hot in the ____.
    Summer is one of four seasons - can you name all four?
  6. I would like a ____ and fries please.
    French fries are similar to chips but are much thinner.
  7. She doesn't have a sister, she has a ____.
    We could also say they are siblings, which means brothers and sisters.
  8. Vegetables are ____ for you than chocolate.
    This is true because they have more vitamins and nutrients.
  9. After autumn comes ____.
    Winter is the last season of the year and also the first season of the year!
  10. Although ____ than other animals, they are ____ than you'd think.
    Ants can lift things heavier than themselves. That's like you lifting something heavier than you. Strong and small are adjectives (describing words). When you add 'er' onto the end of these words, the vowel sounds are considered long, this means we don't need to double the consonant. Therefore, we just add 'er' onto the end.

Author: Finola Waller

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