Remember; homophones sound the same but they are spelt differently and have different meanings. We need to hear, read or write them in a sentence to know which spelling to use.
Near homophones are words that sound similar but are spelt differently.
Depending on a person’s accent, these words can sometimes sound slightly different. Some people pronounce them the same.
Practise putting each word into a sentence. Think carefully about whether it makes sense.
The bee was looking for pollen.
I like to be early for work.
The teacher told the children to be quiet.
I was quite late for school.
The brown bear lives in the woods.
He was bare from the waist up.
I only ate one biscuit.
She won the race.
My son is called Sam.
The sun shone brightly in the sky.