# Finish the Letter Sequence

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing letters in an alphabetic sequence. This will develop students’ problem solving and code-breaking skills.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Letter Sequences

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

Hello letter detective, it’s time for a letter puzzle. Can you help us solve the challenge below?

We are going to look at the alphabet in a different way than usual.

In this activity, you will be working out sequences that use letters of the alphabet.

Here is the alphabet for you to use as a reference:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Take a look at the following alphabetic sequence:
D, F, H, _, L

Which letter is missing between the H and L?

First, we need to work out how far each letter is jumping to the next.
They are jumping two across in the alphabet each time.
So if we jump two letters forward from H, we land on J.
We can check this is the right answer by going backwards two from L.
It is definitely J!

This is because J is two letters after H in the alphabet and two letters before L.
So the sequence would be D, F, H, J, L, etc…

Got it?

In this activity, you will need to be a sequence superstar to crack the alphabet code.

 Pssstt! Here's a handy hint to help you reach superstar status: Don't forget to use the letter line to help you!

Now it's over to you. Good luck, letter sequencer!

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