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Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'w' or 'h'

In this worksheet, students practise reading and spelling words with a silent 'w' or 'h'.

'Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'w' or 'h'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling Awareness (words with 'silent' letters [e.g. knight, psalm, solemn])

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Some words have letters that we don't pronounce (say out loud) when we read them. These are called silent letters.

 

The word sword has a silent 'w'.

 

The word rhino has a silent 'h'.

 

We just have to learn which words have silent letters, but it might be helpful to remember that many words with a silent 'w' have the letter 'r' straight afterwards.

 

Read these words carefully as you will need to spell them correctly in this worksheet. They all have either a silent 'w' or a silent 'h' in them.

write

wrapper

wrong

wrist

answer

rhyme

chemist

whale

honest

whine

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Humpty Dumpty is my favourite nursery __________.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


According to the Bible, Jonah was swallowed by a __________.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Joe took the __________ off his toffee.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Amelia put her hand up to __________ the teacher's question.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Jamie was very __________ and owned up when he broke the window.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My little sister __________ with her left hand.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Jonny was pleased because he didn't get any answers __________ on his test.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My puppy always starts to __________ when we leave him on his own.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My dad sprained his __________ playing rugby.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


We went to the __________ to get my medicine.

  • Question 1

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Humpty Dumpty is my favourite nursery __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
rhyme
  • Question 2

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


According to the Bible, Jonah was swallowed by a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
whale
  • Question 3

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Joe took the __________ off his toffee.

CORRECT ANSWER
wrapper
  • Question 4

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Amelia put her hand up to __________ the teacher's question.

CORRECT ANSWER
answer
  • Question 5

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Jamie was very __________ and owned up when he broke the window.

CORRECT ANSWER
honest
  • Question 6

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My little sister __________ with her left hand.

CORRECT ANSWER
writes
  • Question 7

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Jonny was pleased because he didn't get any answers __________ on his test.

CORRECT ANSWER
wrong
  • Question 8

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My puppy always starts to __________ when we leave him on his own.

CORRECT ANSWER
whine
  • Question 9

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My dad sprained his __________ playing rugby.

CORRECT ANSWER
wrist
  • Question 10

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


We went to the __________ to get my medicine.

CORRECT ANSWER
chemist
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