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Year 3 and 4 ‘ei’, ‘ey’ or ‘eigh’ Words Worksheets – KS2 Spelling Workouts

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These worksheets, covering the spelling patterns ‘ei’, ‘ey’ and ‘eigh’ , are an excellent way for children in Years 3 and 4 to revise and practise these spelling patterns.

The worksheets include five different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Tips
    Includes advice on when words use ‘ei’ and ‘ey’, and space for children to write their own examples
  • Check
    Circle the words that are spelt correctly, and add ‘ei’, ‘ey’ or ‘eigh’ to complete the words with parts missing
  • Use
    Use the images and words provided, add ‘-ei’ or ‘-ey’ to the words, then use the resulting words in a sentence about each picture
  • Change
    Read each sentence and change the word or phrase in italics for a synonym which includes the letters ‘ei’, ‘ey’ or ‘eigh’
  • Apply
    Write a short passage about the image provided, and try to include as many of the words given as you can

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils’ spelling of common words should be correct, including common exception words and other words that they have learnt.

Pupils should spell words as accurately as possible using their phonic knowledge and other knowledge of spelling, such as morphology and etymology.

Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.

Spell further homophones

Spell words that are often misspelt

Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

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