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Spelling: u or ou? 2

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

'Spelling: u or ou? 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 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.

Read the word below.

 

d___ble

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

dr___mming

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

b___tterfly

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

tr___ble

 

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

c___rage

 

 

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

j___mping

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

c___ple

 

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

r___gh

 

 

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

y___ng

 

 

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

Read the word below.

 

n___mbers

 

Which grapheme is missing?

u

ou

  • Question 1

Read the word below.

 

d___ble

Which grapheme is missing?

CORRECT ANSWER
ou
EDDIE SAYS
Look at that, double sixes! What are the chances? The word double uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 2

Read the word below.

 

dr___mming

Which grapheme is missing?

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

Read the word below.

 

b___tterfly

Which grapheme is missing?

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

Read the word below.

 

tr___ble

 

Which grapheme is missing?

CORRECT ANSWER
ou
EDDIE SAYS
Oh no, looks like these two brothers are in some trouble! The word trouble uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 5

Read the word below.

 

c___rage

 

 

Which grapheme is missing?

CORRECT ANSWER
ou
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, that looks high, doesn't it? I would need to pluck up some courage to climb up there! The word courage used the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 6

Read the word below.

 

j___mping

Which grapheme is missing?

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

Read the word below.

 

c___ple

 

Which grapheme is missing?

CORRECT ANSWER
ou
EDDIE SAYS
What a cute couple of puppies! The word couple uses the 'ou' grapheme. How are you doing so far? Only 3 questions to go!
  • Question 8

Read the word below.

 

r___gh

 

 

Which grapheme is missing?

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

Read the word below.

 

y___ng

 

 

Which grapheme is missing?

CORRECT ANSWER
ou
EDDIE SAYS
These penguins are huddled together to keep their young nice and warm! The word young uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 10

Read the word below.

 

n___mbers

 

Which grapheme is missing?

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