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Year 2 Homophones and near homophones

Resources to teach a variety of homophones and near homophones


  • Introduction to homophones: Explains why the English language has so many homophones
  • Year 2 Homophones with pictures: Includes be/bee, been/been, bare/bear, blew/blue, for/four, here/hear, knew/new, night/knight, know/no, one/won, pair/pear, plain/plane, quite/quiet, red/read, right/write, sea/see, where/wear, so/sew/saw, some/sum, son/sun, tail/tale, their/they're/there, through/threw, to/too/two, week/weak and which/witch
  • Writing sentences with homophones: Activity for sentence writing

The following powerpoints look at individual pairs/trios of homophones, explaining the differences, and giving sentences at the end to choose which one is the correct word:

  • Homophones they're their there
  • Homophones hear and here
  • Homophones son and sun
  • Homophones to two and too
  • Homophones be and bee


  • Homophone cards with pictures
  • Homophone cards (just words)
  • Y2 Spelling Appendix:  An adaptable outline plan
  • Word List -  With relevant words
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