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Find the new word using the letter position patterns

In this worksheet, students will find a smaller word contained within a longer word.

'Find the new word using the letter position patterns' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Merge

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Worksheet Overview

Hi word creator!

In this activity, we are going to be looking for small words contained within a longer word.

Look at this word: because

Can you spot a smaller word contained within it? Did you say the word be? The first two letters of the word because also make the word be.

Let's try another one. Look at this word: sharing

Can you find another smaller word contained within the word sharing? This time, the smaller word is at the end of the bigger word. It is the word ring.

Did you get that one?


a wedding ring


It is important to look at the beginning, the end and even in the middle of bigger words to make sure that you don't miss the small word.

For example, can you find a small word contained within this word:



roman soldier


If you look in the middle of the word soldier, you might be able to spot the small word old. 

In this activity, you will need to be a word wizard and find the small word contained within a longer word. Let’s get started!

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