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Year 3 Spelling Patterns – KS2 Word Search Revision Pack

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This Y3 spelling revision pack contains 14 worksheets, each covering a different Key Stage 2 spelling pattern.

Once children have found all the hidden words in the grid, they should then identify the common spelling pattern.

Two versions of each sheet are included – one with the list of words that children need to find, and one without.

Answer sheets for all the word searches are also included.

Spelling patterns covered include:


  • dis-
  • mis-
  • re-
  • un-


  • -ly
  • -ure


  • ‘y’ sounding like ‘i’
  • ‘ch’ sounding like ‘sh’
  • ‘ei’ sounding like ‘ay’
  • And more

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

  • teacher notes
  • 14 word search sheets with hidden words listed
  • 14 word search sheets without hidden words listed
  • answer sheets
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