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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ar' 2

In this worksheet, students consider different spellings of the 'ar' phoneme. The worksheet requires students to listen to audio clips.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ar' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A phoneme is a unit of sound. The 'ar' phoneme sounds like this:

 

Sometimes the 'ar' phoneme is spelt in different ways. It can be spelt 'al'. (The 'l' is silent.)

 

calf

 

Sometimes the letter 'a' on its own can make the 'ar' phoneme.

 

father

 

If you live in the south of England you may say some other 'a' words with the 'ar' phoneme.

grass, path, dance

In other parts of the country you may say them with the 'a' phoneme.

 

In the words 'heart' and 'are', the phoneme is spelt differently again.

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading and writing these different spellings of the 'ar' phoneme.

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Bobby and Jim cut the chocolate bar in two and ate __________ each.

haref

half

hafe

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

There were __________ trees along the beach.

polm

palm

parme

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Liam's __________ was beating fast at the end of the race.

harrt

hairt

heart

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My sister likes dancing but I would __________ play football.

rearther

rarether

rather

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Janey was nervous before the test but she stayed __________ and did her best.

cairm

cearm

calm

Three of the 'al' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

almond

stalm

malf

calm

plalm

half

All the words in the list end in 'ather' and have the 'ar' phoneme in them, but only three of them are proper words. Tick the proper words.

tather

rather

lather

jather

father

sather

Use one of the 'ar' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ar' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ar'!

 

Our cow had a __________ last night.

Use one of the 'ar' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ar' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ar'!

 

Your __________ pumps the blood round your body.

Use one of the 'ar' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ar' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ar'!

 

The referee blew his whistle to show it was __________ time.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Bobby and Jim cut the chocolate bar in two and ate __________ each.

CORRECT ANSWER
half
  • Question 2

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

There were __________ trees along the beach.

CORRECT ANSWER
palm
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Liam's __________ was beating fast at the end of the race.

CORRECT ANSWER
heart
  • Question 4

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My sister likes dancing but I would __________ play football.

CORRECT ANSWER
rather
EDDIE SAYS
The letter 'a' on its own makes the 'ar' sound in 'rather'.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Janey was nervous before the test but she stayed __________ and did her best.

CORRECT ANSWER
calm
  • Question 6

Three of the 'al' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
almond
calm
half
  • Question 7

All the words in the list end in 'ather' and have the 'ar' phoneme in them, but only three of them are proper words. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
rather
lather
father
  • Question 8

Use one of the 'ar' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ar' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ar'!

 

Our cow had a __________ last night.

CORRECT ANSWER
calf
  • Question 9

Use one of the 'ar' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ar' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ar'!

 

Your __________ pumps the blood round your body.

CORRECT ANSWER
heart
  • Question 10

Use one of the 'ar' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ar' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ar'!

 

The referee blew his whistle to show it was __________ time.

CORRECT ANSWER
half
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