Year 2 - The Silent Spelling Review

The Silent Spelling Review will quiz KS1 children on a mixture of spellings that have silent/unspoken letters. All words have been taken from the sound lessons suggested in the National Curriculum.

If you’ve completed all our quizzes then you’ll know that often, words have letters in them that you don’t hear - they are silent. This quiz is going to test you on spellings that have silent letters in them. Do your best.

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  1. In ____ ____ will you be finished?
    The word 'hour' is pronounced without the 'h' sound.
  2. He used his ____ hand to ____.
    There are three words that sound the same here: right (as in position), write (with a pen) and white (the colour).
  3. I would like to ____ the ____ because I find them scary.
    In dodge, you don't sound out the second 'd' and in ghost you don't hear the 'h'.
  4. Do you ____ a good ____?
    If you forget to put a 'k' in front of 'now' the 'ow' sound completely changes.
  5. She ____ how to ____ trees and then swing from them.
    The word climb has a silent 'b' at the end of it - there are a few words like this that you'll need to remember.
  6. ____ is ____?
    Christmas must always be written with a capital letter.
  7. I hope you enjoy the ____.
    The letters 'igh' make up one sound - you definitely don't sound out the 'g'.
  8. Will you ____ the ____ and tell her what to put in her cauldron next.
    Even witches need to learn how to spell!
  9. This is a picture of one ____ but I wanted to see ____ of them.
    Lamb ends with a silent 'b' and in the word 'two' you don't pronounce the 'w'.
  10. He ____ down to watch the worms ____.
    Both first letters of each word are silent.

Author: Finola Waller

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