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Y3 Vowels and Consonants - KS2 Grammar Worksheets

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Practise and revise pupils’ understanding of consonants and vowels with this bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet.


Activities include test-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

Understand
Circle the vowels and count how many vowels and consonants are in the words given.

Challenge
Write examples of words with a given number of vowels and consonants

Test
Underline the consonants in each word and complete the words from the statutory spelling list with vowels missing

Explain
Identify which consonant sometimes works as a vowel.

Apply
Create a poster showing which letters are vowels and which are consonants to teach a younger pupil

What is a consonant?

Most letters in the alphabet are consonants. The sounds for these are produced when the speaker closes off or obstructs the flow of air through the vocal tract, usually using lips, tongue or teeth.

What is a vowel?

A vowel is a speech sound which is produced without any closure or obstruction of the vocal tract. Vowels can form syllables by themselves, or may combine with consonants.

Vowels are: a, e, i, o, u

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammar terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading

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