English KS2: Homophones

It is important to distinguish between homophones so that the correct spelling is used.

Examples of common homophones are demonstrated, such as 'ball' and 'bawl', before focusing on the homophones: their / there / they’re.

There are detailed explanations and examples of the three words, used in context, with various strategies to help pupils remember which is the right word to use in different situations.

This short film is from the BBC series, Wonderful Words, a series of animated clips to support vocabulary knowledge.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to introduce or to reinforce the different meanings and spellings of the homophones their, there and they’re.

Pupils could write a short story incorporating as many different homophones as possible.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant to teaching English at KS2 level in England and Northern Ireland and Second Level in Scotland.

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