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Year 1 Compound Words Spelling Worksheets

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These PDF worksheets, covering compound words, are an excellent way for children in Y1 to revise and practise spelling these words.

The worksheets include 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 three sections:

  • Tips
    Put the compound words together from the root words provided
  • Check
    Tick which compound words are correct, then draw a picture for each compound word
  • Use
    Use the word in each box to write a sentence about the picture

What is a compound word?

A word that can be formed from combining two or more root words, which can often have different meanings. Each part of the compound word is spelt as it would be if it were on its own.

  • eyeball
  • dustbin
  • basketball
  • somebody
  • fingerprint
  • everyone

  • workouts
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