Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Practise Spelling Words Containing the Long 'e' Sound

In this worksheet, students will practise reading and spelling words that end with the long 'e' sound.

'Practise Spelling Words Containing the Long 'e' Sound' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

Popular topics:   Spelling worksheets, Money worksheets

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

When we are practising reading and spelling new words, it's a great idea to say them out loud, this will help us to hear all of the sounds. 




When we are spelling a longer word, we can break the word down into smaller parts.

For example: fan-tas-tic


happy boy throwing leaves in the air


The word fantastic has been broken down into three smaller parts, saying these smaller parts out loud will make it easier when we want to spell the word and write it down. 


We may also spot a smaller word inside the longer word. For example, in the word replacement, we can see the word place: re-place-ment.


The word place is a root word which has had other bits added in front of it (a prefix - re ) and after it (a suffix - ment)


In this activity, we'll be looking at a lot of words that contain the long 'e' sound.

If a word ends with this long 'e' sound, it is usually made by the letter 'y', for example, happy, probably, activity, usually.


Let's move on to some questions now.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents