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Year 5 and 6 Homophones (2): KS2 Spelling Worksheets

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These PDF worksheets are an excellent way for children in Upper Key Stage 2 to revise and practise spelling homophones and other words that are often confused.

Which words are included in this homophones KS2 resource?

  • stationary/stationery
  • morning/mourning
  • prophet/profit
  • draught/ draft
  • wary/weary
  • descent/dissent
  • principle/principal
  • compliment/complement
  • precede/proceed
  • bridle/bridal
  • affect/effect
  • assent/ascent

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:

Write the alternative spelling for each homophone

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

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

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

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 5/6

  • advice/advise
  • device/devise
  • licence/license
  • practice/practise
  • prophecy/prophesy
  • farther/father
  • guest/guessed
  • heard/herd
  • led/lead
  • morning/mourning
  • past/passed
  • precede/proceed
  • aisle/isle
  • aloud/allowed
  • affect/effect
  • altar/alter
  • ascent/assent
  • bridle/bridal
  • cereal/serial
  • compliment/complement
  • descent/ dissent
  • desert/dessert
  • draft/draught
  • principle/principal
  • profit/prophet
  • stationary/stationery
  • steal/steel
  • wary/weary
  • who’s/whose

National Curriculum English programme of study links

To continue to distinguish between homophones and other words that are often confused.

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