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Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'k' and 'g'

In this worksheet, students practise reading and spelling words with a silent 'k' or 'g'.

'Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'k' and 'g'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Silent Letters

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Some words have letters that we don't pronounce (say out loud) when we read them. These are called silent letters.


someone knitting

The word knitting has a silent 'k'.



The word gnome has a silent 'g'.


We just have to learn which words have silent letters, but it might be helpful to remember that words with a silent 'k' or a silent 'g' usually have an 'n' straight afterwards.


Read these words carefully as you will need to spell them correctly in this worksheet. They all have either a silent 'k' or a silent 'g' in them.











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