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Spelling Year 1

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.




Learning spellings

The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your spellings.
Look Say Cover Write Check 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.

Blank spelling sheet
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.

Spelling Test book note pad
Print off the sheets to make the notepads for the Spelling Test book

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.

Top TipSome 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.

First 100 Words
Spelling sheets for the top 100 words.
First 100 Words Check List
Print off this check list of the first 100 words your child should learn to spell.
Tricky words game playTricky words
Zara is dreaming of space again! She's a wildenaut! Help her with the tricky words so that she can explore space.

Words with ff or ss

These words have the f or s sound, spelt ff or ss.

puff miss

Words with ff and ss
Can you spell these words with ff or ss?
Words with ff or ss game playWords with ff or ss
In this game help Wellington make words using the double consonants ff and ss.

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

Words ending with ing & ed spelling sheet
Print off this check list and test your spelling skills adding ing and ed.
Words ending with ing and ed
Can you spell these words again adding ing or ed?

Words with ai & oi sound

The following words have the ai or oi sound. To remind you of the sounds visit the phonics page.

rain train join soil

Words with ai or oi sound spelling sheet
10 words to learn with the ai or oi sound
ai spelling gameai Spelling Game
Fill in the letter to spell out the word with the ai sound.

Spelling Shop

Search for Spellings Year 1

Words with the oa sound

Words that have the oa sound are spelt asoa, ow or oe.

goal snow toe

Words with the oa sound spelling sheet
10 words to learn with the oa sound.

Words with ee sound

The following words have the ee sound. To remind you of the sounds visit the phonics page.

meet week me he

Words with ee sound spelling sheet
10 words to learn with the ee sound

Words with igh sound

The igh sound can be found in words in different ways.

right high I my

Words with igh sound spelling sheet
10 words to learn with the igh sound

Spelling Games

Making sense of words game playMaking Sense
Help Wellington clean up the sea by clicking and dragging the words to create sentences that make sense.
Words in words game playWords in words
At the zoo, Lucy is thinking of words that have other words inside them. Find the words within the words and then give Lucy some presents to make her cell look nicer!

Words with u-e

Yoo and oo sounds in words are spelt with the split digraph u-e in words.

tube rude cube

Words with yoo & oo sound spelt u-e spelling sheet
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

Words with the oo sound spelling sheet
10 words to learn with the oo sound.
Words oo game playWords with 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.



Words ending with y sound

Some words ending with the ee sound are spelt with y.

very silly sunny

Words with ee sound spelt y spelling sheet
10 words to learn with the ee sound spelt y.

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

Singlar or pluralSingular or plural
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

Words ending with s & es spelling sheet
Print off this check list and test your spelling skills adding s and es.

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