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Spelling: i or y? 2

In this worksheet, students will identify which words use i or y to spell the long i sound.

'Spelling: i or y? 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Press the button to listen to the sound.

 

This sound (phoneme) can be spelt in different ways.

We are going to look at two different graphemes that can make this sound:

i y

 

 

Look at these words – which spelling is correct?

 

cicle

cycle

 

 

The right spelling is cycle.

In this activity, you need to decide which grapheme is needed to spell each word correctly.

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

This is my favourite _____________.

Bike

Byke

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

I can _____________ really fast now!

Type

Tipe

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

A ___________ makes its home in caves or in trees.

Python

Pithon

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

Throw the ____________ to start the game.

Dyce

Dice

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

When I grow up I would like to be a __________.

Pilot

Pylot

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

The Owl and the Pussycat

Do you know this _________?

Rhime

Rhyme

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

A __________ can live up to twelve years.

Hyena

Hiena

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

I am a brave, but small, _____________.

Knyght

Knight

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

I like to scuba-_________.

Dyve

Dive

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

A ___________ carries electricity cables.

Pylon

Pilon

  • Question 1

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

This is my favourite _____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Bike
EDDIE SAYS
This bike looks so clean and sparkly! The correct grapheme was i.
  • Question 2

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

I can _____________ really fast now!

CORRECT ANSWER
Type
EDDIE SAYS
That is fast typing, she looks hard at work! How did you get on? Type has the y grapheme.
  • Question 3

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

A ___________ makes its home in caves or in trees.

CORRECT ANSWER
Python
EDDIE SAYS
Wow look at that Python, I wouldn't want to come across him when he's feeling peckish! Python has the y grapheme.
  • Question 4

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

Throw the ____________ to start the game.

CORRECT ANSWER
Dice
EDDIE SAYS
Look at that, double sixes, what are the chances! How are you getting on? Dice has the i grapheme.
  • Question 5

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

When I grow up I would like to be a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Pilot
EDDIE SAYS
This pilot is looking very cool in those shades! The word pilot has the i grapheme. Great job so far, keep up the hard work!
  • Question 6

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

The Owl and the Pussycat

Do you know this _________?

CORRECT ANSWER
Rhyme
EDDIE SAYS
I know the start of this rhyme very well! 'The owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat.'
  • Question 7

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

A __________ can live up to twelve years.

CORRECT ANSWER
Hyena
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder how old this hyena is? Look at those wonderful spots! Hyena has the y grapheme.
  • Question 8

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

I am a brave, but small, _____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Knight
EDDIE SAYS
He may be a small Knight but he certainly looks the part! Knight has the i grapheme.
  • Question 9

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

I like to scuba-_________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Dive
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder if he can spot any hidden treasure down there? Dive has the i grapheme. Almost done, just one question to go!
  • Question 10

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

A ___________ carries electricity cables.

CORRECT ANSWER
Pylon
EDDIE SAYS
Did you know that a pylon is usually made of steel? Pylon has the y grapheme.
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