Spelling Year 1
Spelling Year 1 KS1. Support on spelling for kids with Super Brainy Beans. Primary homework help with worksheet downloads and online games.
Pick a level
If you find the spellings difficult in your year then try starting with spellings from the year below. It's ok to work lower than the year you are on and fill the gaps rather than struggling at your level without understanding the basics.
The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your spellings.
Practice your spellings for four days then get someone to test you on the fifth day without looking at the words first.
Download our spelling sheets for lists of words to practice spelling.
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.
Spell all 100 common words
Throughout Year 1 & Year 2 children are expected to learn how to spell the first 100 words which are commonly used in reading and writing.
Some of these do not follow the normal phonic rules and are known as 'tricky' words. Here there is no trick to learning to spell these words they just have to know.
Spelling sheets for the top 100 words.
Print off this check list of the first 100 words your child should learn to spell.
Zara is dreaming of space again! She's a wildenaut! Help her with the tricky words so that she can explore space.
Adding ing & ed
Add ing to a word to show that something is happening now.
rain + ing = raining
dust + ing = dusting
Add ed to a word to show that it has happened in the past.
push + ed = pushed
open + ed = opened
Print off this check list and test your spelling skills adding ing and ed.
Can you spell these words again adding ing or ed?
Words with u-e
Yoo and oo sounds in words are spelt with the split digraph u-e in words.
tube rude cube
10 words to learn with the yoo & oo sound spelt u-e.
Words with the oo sound
The follow words have the oo sound.
food zoo foot
10 words to learn with the oo sound.
It's bedtime again and Uncle Tom is exploring words which have the long vowel phoneme 'oo' in them. Help him make some 'oo' words so he can have his bedtime bits.
Plurals adding s or es
A plural means that there is more than one of something. There are rules for added plurals to nouns. Nouns are a person or thing. For more on nouns see our Grammar page.
With most nouns just add an s to the end of the word.
shop + s = shops
book + s = books
Sort the words into singular or plural. Match the singular with its plural and choose presents for Lucy.
If the noun ends with s, ss, x, sh or ch add es.
bus + es = buses
church + es = churches
fox + es = foxes
Print off this check list and test your spelling skills adding s and es.