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Spelling: Words Beginning with 'c' and 'k'

In this worksheet, students decide whether to use 'c' or 'k' at the beginning of a word.

'Spelling: Words Beginning with 'c' and 'k'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The 'k' phoneme can be spelt with a 'c' or a 'k' at the beginning of a word.


 

cat and kitten

 

There are rules that can help us know whether to choose 'c' or 'k'.

If the second letter of the word is 'e' or 'i' then we use 'k'.

kettle

kitchen

 

If the second letter is 'a', 'o' or 'u' then we use 'c'.

camera

coffee

cup

 

If the second letter of the word is a consonant (a letter that is not a vowel) then we use 'c'.

clip

crash

 

Some words do begin ce- or ci-, but in these words the 'c' sounds like 's'.

cereal

circle

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My grandad __________ pigeons.

ceeps

keeps

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My big brother is going to art __________ in September.

college

kollege

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Mum drew the __________ when it got dark.

curtains

kurtains

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Mum said that my room was full of __________.

clutter

klutter

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Our cow had a __________ last night.

calf

kalf

This time, decide whether the word in bold has been spelt correctly or not.

 

We had kippers for tea last night.

correct

incorrect

Is the word in bold correct?

 

We built electric circuits in our science lesson.

correct

incorrect

Is the word in bold correct?

 

There were a lot of kustomers in front of me at the till.

correct

incorrect

Is the word in bold correct?

 

Olivia is very kreative. She loves art lessons.

correct

incorrect

Is the word in bold correct?

 

Mum made a huge cake to celebrate my birthday.

correct

incorrect

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My grandad __________ pigeons.

CORRECT ANSWER
keeps
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My big brother is going to art __________ in September.

CORRECT ANSWER
college
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Mum drew the __________ when it got dark.

CORRECT ANSWER
curtains
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Mum said that my room was full of __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
clutter
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Our cow had a __________ last night.

CORRECT ANSWER
calf
  • Question 6

This time, decide whether the word in bold has been spelt correctly or not.

 

We had kippers for tea last night.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
  • Question 7

Is the word in bold correct?

 

We built electric circuits in our science lesson.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
The word is correct even though the second letter is 'i' because the 'c' sounds like 's' in this word.
  • Question 8

Is the word in bold correct?

 

There were a lot of kustomers in front of me at the till.

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
It should be 'customers'.
  • Question 9

Is the word in bold correct?

 

Olivia is very kreative. She loves art lessons.

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
The second letter is a consonant so the correct spelling is 'creative'.
  • Question 10

Is the word in bold correct?

 

Mum made a huge cake to celebrate my birthday.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
It is correct even though the second letter is 'e' because the 'c' sounds like 's'.
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