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Spot the Clue-based Jumbled Word

In this worksheet, students will unscramble a word using a clue to help them. This will develop students’ vocabulary and problem-solving skills.

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'Spot the Clue-based Jumbled Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Jumbled Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Word detective, we have our work cut out today! Someone has muddled the letters of the word below so that it does not make any sense. We need to sort this, can you help?

Get ready to unscramble some words!


In the jumbled word below, someone has sneakily swapped all of the letters around and we need to put the letters back in the correct order.

In this activity, one clue is given to help us decode the word.

For example:

Clue Jumbled word

A person who lives somewhere.



That’s right, the answer is resident!


family home


Let’s try another:

Clue Jumbled word

To buy something.



Did you get purchase?


family home with sold sign outside

It’s now your turn to unscramble the letters of a word and put them in the right order.


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Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

Remember to use the clue to help you and be sure to note down any new words that you come across.


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