This bright, appealing homophones lower-KS2 PDF worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using homophones in Year 3 and Year 4. It is divided into five sections:
Circle the correct homophone to complete each of the sentences
Write a sentence for each of the listed homophones
Find homophones for the given words. Choose a homophone to complete each sentence
Choose a pair of homophones and explain their different meanings
Write a poem which includes 3 pairs of homophones and shows what they mean.
Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.
What is a homophone?
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings.
Some homophones are pronounced and spelt the same way but have different meanings. These are called homonyms. For example:
- Bark (a tree’s out layer)
- Bark (the sound a dog makes)
Some homophones are pronounced the same way but are spelt differently and have different meanings. For example:
- Bridal (related to weddings)
- Bridle (a horse’s headgear)
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Learn new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones.
Distinguishing between homophones and near-homophones.