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Spelling: u or ou? 1

In this worksheet, students will need to decide whether to use 'u' or 'ou' to spell different words.

'Spelling: u or ou? 1' 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 short 'u' sound can be spelt using these graphemes:

u

ou

 

Look at the different spellings of this word – which spelling is correct?

touch

tuch

 

 

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

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

Duble

Double

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

Drum

Droum

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

Butterfly

Boutterfly

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

Truble

Trouble

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

Curage

Courage

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

Jumping

Joumping

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

Cuple

Couple

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

Rugh

Rough

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

Yung

Young

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

Numbers

Noumbers

  • Question 1

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Double
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, look at that double sixes, what are the chances! The word double uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 2

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Drum
EDDIE SAYS
Bet you could make some noise with this instrument? The word drum uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 3

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
This butterfly is a lovely shade of purple! The word butterfly uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 4

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Trouble
EDDIE SAYS
Oh no, these two brothers look like they are in trouble! Trouble uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 5

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Courage
EDDIE SAYS
I would need to pluck up some courage to climb up to the top of there! The word courage uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 6

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jumping
EDDIE SAYS
Four little monkeys jumping on the bed. Careful you don't bump your head! Jumping uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 7

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Couple
EDDIE SAYS
Look at this cute couple of puppies! This word uses the 'ou' grapheme. How are you doing so far? Only 3 questions to go!
  • Question 8

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Rough
EDDIE SAYS
The tree trunk feels rough, watch those fingers it can be sharp! Rough uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 9

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Young
EDDIE SAYS
Penguins keep their young warm by huddling in a group close together! The word young uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 10

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Numbers
EDDIE SAYS
Numbers made out of sweeties, they look delicious! Numbers has the 'u' grapheme.
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