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Know Your Alphabet: Vowels and Consonants 1

In this worksheet, students practise distinguishing between vowels and consonants.

'Know Your Alphabet: Vowels and Consonants 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Know Alphabet Order

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The alphabet is made up of twenty six letters.

 

There are five vowels: a e i o u

The other letters are consonants: b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x y z.

True or false?

 

The letter 'e' is a vowel.

true

false

True or false?

 

The letter 'j' is a vowel.

true

false

True or false?

 

The letter 'm' is a consonant.

True

False

True or false?

 

The letter 'u' is a consonant.

true

false

True or false?

 

The letter 'z' is a consonant.

true

false

True or false?

 

The letter 'p' is a consonant.

true

false

Read this word.

 

pig

 

How many consonants does it have?

1

2

3

Read this word.

 

ship

 

How many consonants does it have?

1

2

3

Read this word.

 

boat

 

How many vowels does it have?

1

2

3

Read this word.

 

meat

 

How many vowels does it have?

1

2

3

  • Question 1

True or false?

 

The letter 'e' is a vowel.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
Only a, e, i, o and u are vowels. Al the other letters of the alphabet are called consonants. Try to think of something that will help you remember which letters are vowels. Like this; Angry Elephants In Orange Underpants. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

True or false?

 

The letter 'j' is a vowel.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Only a, e, i, o and u are vowels. This means the letter 'j' is a consonant. You have got this!
  • Question 3

True or false?

 

The letter 'm' is a consonant.

CORRECT ANSWER
True
EDDIE SAYS
The letter 'm' is a consonant. Remember Angry Elephants In Orange Underpants. Try to use this to help remember which letters are vowels. Super effort.
  • Question 4

True or false?

 

The letter 'u' is a consonant.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? The answer is false. The letter 'u' is a vowel. Remember the elephant is wearing Underpants!
  • Question 5

True or false?

 

The letter 'z' is a consonant.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it correct? This is true. The letter 'z' is a consonant. A consonant is a any letter in the alphabet that is not a vowel. Keep it up super star!
  • Question 6

True or false?

 

The letter 'p' is a consonant.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! This is true. The letter 'p' is a consonant. The only letters that are not consonants are the letters: a, e, i, o and u. These letters are called vowels. Give the next question a try!
  • Question 7

Read this word.

 

pig

 

How many consonants does it have?

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? There are 2 consonants, they are 'p' and 'g'. The letter 'i' is a vowel. Excellent effort!
  • Question 8

Read this word.

 

ship

 

How many consonants does it have?

CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? There are 3. The consonants are 's', 'h' and 'p'. Although 'sh' is one phoneme when looking at consonants and vowels we are talking about the actual letters, we sometimes call these grapheme. This means 'sh' is made up of two consonants.
  • Question 9

Read this word.

 

boat

 

How many vowels does it have?

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
No you are looking for the vowels. Just remember the saying 'Angry Elephants In Orange Underpants.' The vowels in the word 'boat' are 'o' and 'a'. Nearly done! You have got this!
  • Question 10

Read this word.

 

meat

 

How many vowels does it have?

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? There are 2 vowels in the word 'meat'. The vowels are 'e' and 'a'.
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