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Year 3 and 4 Homophones: KS2 Spelling Worksheets

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These PDF worksheets are an excellent way for children in LKS2 to revise and practise spelling homophones and other words that are often confused.

The words included in this resource are : pain/pane, main/mane, made/maid, meet/meat, by/buy, missed/mist, rode/road, fined/find, side/sighed, been/bean, affects/effects, thrown/throne, plain/plane, bored/board, knew/new, here/hear.

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
Write the alternative spelling for each homophone

Check
Circle the correct spelling of the word for each sentence, and place the words into the correct sentences

Use
Use the images, and the words underneath, to write a sentence about each

Change
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for the correct homophone

Apply
Write a description of the picture, trying to use as many of the words listed as possible

What are homophones?
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

Examples of homophones or words that are often confused from English Appendix 1: years 3/4

accept/except
affect/effect
ball/bawl
berry/bury
brake/break
fair/fare
grate/great
groan/grown
here/hear
heel/heal/he’ll
knot/not
mail/male
main/mane
meat/meet
medal/meddle
missed/mist
peace/piece
plain/plane
rain/rein/reign
scene/seen
weather/whether
whose/who’s

National Curriculum English programme of study links
To spell further homophones.

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