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Spelling: u or ou? 3

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

'Spelling: u or ou? 3' 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 missing word.

I ______________ the amount of money.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

My teacher, Mrs Side, really ______________ me in Drama.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The children were very _____________ when they went to find help.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"We have six ______________!" said Jenny.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"He really ______________ on the school trip!" the teacher exclaimed.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

There are three _____________ people on the ferry.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The carriages were _____________ together.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

All the runners are exhausted – they've had ______________.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

I'm the _______________ in my family.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The prizes for the tombola have all been _______________ from 1 to 100.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

  • Question 1

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

I ______________ the amount of money.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Doubled
EDDIE SAYS
Doubled uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 2

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

My teacher, Mrs Side, really ______________ me in Drama.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Encouraged
EDDIE SAYS
Mrs Side sounds like a great teacher, doesn't she? Encouraged uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 3

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The children were very _____________ when they went to find help.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Courageous
EDDIE SAYS
If you have been courageous it means you have been brave. Courageous uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 4

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"We have six ______________!" said Jenny.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Cousins
EDDIE SAYS
Isn't Jenny lucky, she has six cousins to play with! Cousins uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 5

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"He really ______________ on the school trip!" the teacher exclaimed.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Flourished
EDDIE SAYS
'He really flourished on the school trip!' Sounds like he had enjoyed it and learned some new things too! The word flourished uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 6

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

There are three _____________ people on the ferry.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Hundred
EDDIE SAYS
Three hundred people on the ferry. This sounds like a busy trip! The word hundred uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 7

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The carriages were _____________ together.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Coupled
EDDIE SAYS
It sounds like these carriages were organised in pairs! The word coupled uses the 'ou' grapheme. How are you getting on? Only 3 questions to go now!
  • Question 8

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

All the runners are exhausted – they've had ______________.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Enough
EDDIE SAYS
The runners have had enough. I imagine they are quite thirsty and ready for an ice-cold drink of water! The word enough uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 9

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

I'm the _______________ in my family.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Youngest
EDDIE SAYS
Are you the youngest, oldest or in the middle of your family? The word youngest uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 10

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The prizes for the tombola have all been _______________ from 1 to 100.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Numbered
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder what prizes they have to win? The word numbered uses the 'u' grapheme.
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