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Read and Spell Words with 'wh' 2

In this worksheet, students practise spelling words containing the consonant digraph 'wh'.

'Read and Spell Words with 'wh' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The letters 'wh' often make the same sound as the letter 'w' on its own, especially at the beginning of a word.


The lonely puppy whimpered and whined.

 

Many of the words we use to make questions begin with the letters 'wh'.

what

when

where

why

which

Be careful, though. The question word 'who' also begins with 'wh' but the letters are pronounced like 'h' not like 'w'.

Match up these 'wh' words with their meanings.

 

Look at them carefully as you will need to spell them in later questions.

Column A

Column B

whisper
to speak in a very quiet voice
whimper
to cry very softly
whirl
to spin round quickly
whack
to hit something very hard

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

Jessica spoke in a __________ so that the teacher would not hear.

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

Mum hung the rug on the washing line and gave it a good __________ to get rid of the dust.

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

My little brother likes to pull the plug out of the bath and watch the water __________ round the hole before it disappears.

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

Isabel was so cold and tired that she could do nothing but sit and __________.

For the next five questions you will need one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

Do you know __________ my keys are? I can't find them.

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

I don't know __________ he hasn't come. He said he would be here by now.

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

I have two coats here. __________ one is yours?

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

__________ time is it?

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

Do you know __________ the next bus will come?

  • Question 1

Match up these 'wh' words with their meanings.

 

Look at them carefully as you will need to spell them in later questions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

whisper
to speak in a very quiet voice
whimper
to cry very softly
whirl
to spin round quickly
whack
to hit something very hard
  • Question 2

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

Jessica spoke in a __________ so that the teacher would not hear.

CORRECT ANSWER
whisper
  • Question 3

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

Mum hung the rug on the washing line and gave it a good __________ to get rid of the dust.

CORRECT ANSWER
whack
  • Question 4

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

My little brother likes to pull the plug out of the bath and watch the water __________ round the hole before it disappears.

CORRECT ANSWER
whirl
  • Question 5

Use one of the words from the first question to complete this sentence.

 

Isabel was so cold and tired that she could do nothing but sit and __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
whimper
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you will need one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

Do you know __________ my keys are? I can't find them.

CORRECT ANSWER
where
  • Question 7

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

I don't know __________ he hasn't come. He said he would be here by now.

CORRECT ANSWER
why
  • Question 8

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

I have two coats here. __________ one is yours?

CORRECT ANSWER
Which
  • Question 9

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

__________ time is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
What
  • Question 10

Use one of the 'question words' from the introduction page to complete the sentence.

 

Do you know __________ the next bus will come?

CORRECT ANSWER
when
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