Year 2 - Tricky words 6

This 'Tricky Words 6' spelling quiz asks KS1 children to spell words that are deemed ‘tricky’ in the National Curriculum. These words are recommended spellings for children in Year 2.

Phonics help us spell many words but unfortunately, there are always exceptions to the rules. The spellings in this quiz don’t follow a sound pattern. Can you spell the missing words?

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  1. ____ coin has a heads and a tails.
    People often flip a coin to make decisions for them and they choose either heads or tails.
  2. The opposite of odd numbers are ____ numbers.
    Even numbers can also be halved evenly.
  3. Would you like a glass of ____?
    The scientific term for water is H2O.
  4. His team came ____ in the tournament.
    He shouldn't be too sad because it's the taking part that counts.
  5. She will ____ you the file.
    The word 'file' is a noun and also a verb because you can file your nails.
  6. ____ I dance when nobody is ____.
    Here the 'o' in sometimes sounds like a 'u' and the 'a' in watching sounds like an 'o'!
  7. This is a picture of only one of her ____.
    If someone says you are a 'green-eyed monster' that doesn't mean you have green eyes - it means you are being jealous.
  8. The bar was very ____.
    Busy sounds like there is a 'z' in it but there isn't - that's why it's a tricky spelling.
  9. I ____ do love lollipops.
    The first shore is what you get at the seaside and the second one makes sense in our sentence.
  10. She hates showers but loves a ____.
    Bath is also a place in England.

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