These worksheets, covering words ending in -ce and -se, are an excellent way for children to revise and practise these near homophones in KS2, which are included in the Year 5 and 6 spelling word lists in English Appendix 1.
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:
Tick whether the words are nouns or verbs
Circle the words that are spelt correctly, and place the words into the correct sentences
Use the images provided and the accompanying words to write a sentence for each
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a synonym which includes a word ending in ‘se’ or ‘ce’
Write a short passage about the image provided, including as many ‘-se’ and ‘-ce’ words as possible
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
Pupils should be taught to:
Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them
Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, as listed in English Appendix 1
Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary