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Recognise Vowels and Consonants

In this worksheet, students will examine the vowels and consonants in words to consolidate their understanding of these and other terms.

'Recognise Vowels and Consonants' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Name the Letters of the Alphabet

Popular topics:   Alphabet worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

There are 26 letters in the alphabet.


the alphabet


The letters a, e, i, o and u are vowels and are the rest are consonants.


Vowels are special letters because every word has at least one vowel in it.

cat (one vowel)

sheep (two vowels)

kangaroo (four vowels)


a kangaroo


The letter 'y' is a consonant but it sometimes acts like a vowel. It is acting as a vowel in these words:





In this activity, you can practise identifying vowels and consonants in words.


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