Helping Your Child to Spell Words with Suffixes (Endings)

Lesley's Activities:

Letters and Sounds Phase 6: Snap: Adding 'ing'

11th January 2021
Download matching sets of root words and rules for 10 different suffixes from the website gold treasure chest here: https://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticph... In this activity children are introduced to 2 of the spelling rules for adding 'ing' to root words. They then play 'snap' (matching root words to spelling rules).
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Letters and Sounds Phase 6: Secret Insect Jobs: Suffix 'er'

11th January 2021
In this activity children have to use the 4 different spelling rules for adding 'er' to record each insect's secret job.
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Letters and Sounds Phase 6: Kissing Hippos: Adding 'ly'

11th January 2021
Download matching sets of root words and rules for 10 different suffixes from the website gold treasure chest here: https://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticph... In this activity children are introduced to the 2 spelling rules for adding 'ly'. They then have to look at pairs of root words and rules. If they 'match', the hippos can kiss. If not, they turn away.
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Letters and Sounds Phase 6: Climb The Ladder: Adding 'ly'

11th January 2021
Download 13 versions of this activity (each focusing on adding a different suffix) from the website gold treasure chest here: https://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticph... In this activity children are introduced to the 2 spelling rules they need to add the suffix 'ly' and then have to add the suffix to various root words to see which ladder gets to the top of the tree first.
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Letters and Sounds Phase 6: Fishing Boat Race: adding 'ness'

11th January 2021
In this activity, children are introduced to the 2 spelling rules for adding 'ness' to root words. They then play a boat racing game whilst using those spelling rules.
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Activities on Other Websites:

Pond Life Plurals

pond life plurals

This is an interative activitiy in which you look at the root word under the frog and click on the lily pad showing the rule that applies for making it plural.

Play


Planetary Plurals

planetary plurals

This is an interactive game in which you read the word revealed by the UFO and then type in the plural of that word.

Play


'ed' Past Tense

Adding ed

A YouTube video which explains how to add 'ed' to most words.

Play the video


'ed' &  Letter 't'

ed or t

A YouTube video which follows nicely on from the one above and explains the 3 different sounds 'ed' makes at the end of a verb, It also explains when to use 'ed' or 't' or 'd' at the end of a word.

Play the video


Magnetic Letters

magnetic letters

A whiteboard with letters of the alphabet along the bottom. Click on a letter for it to appear on the whiteboard. Get your child to write the root word first and then add the suffix (making amendments to the root word where necessary).

  Play