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Year 1 The sounds /f/, /l/, /s/, /z/ and /k/ spelt ff, ll, ss, zz and ck

Spelling resources to teach the statutory requirements in Appendix 1 of the English curriculum:

The /f/, /l/, /s/, /z/ and /k/ sounds are usually spelt as ff, ll, ss, zz and ck if they come straight after a single vowel letter in short words.

Each lesson explains the spelling rule, and gives examples of words for a class activity where the children can try to spell the words.

  • Words ending with ff
  • Words ending with ll
  • Words ending with ss
  • Words ending with zz
  • Words ending with ck

Each activity contains pictures and sentences with the relevant missing words for the children to spell. They are all in pdf format.

  • Words ending with ff
  • Words ending with ll
  • Words ending with ss


  • Word wheel - ss ff ll zz ck: Beginnings and endings of words for a group activity.


  • Word lists - ff ll ss zz ck: A pdf file with lists of age-appropriate words containing the relevant graphemes.
  • Y1 Spelling - Words ending ff ll ss zz planning:  An outline planning document in Word, matching the activities above with learning objectives and spelling rules and guidelines.

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