These PDF SPaG posters for Years 3 and 4 are a great way of reminding children of how prefixes can change the meanings of root words and are perfect for your English working wall.
Trimmable example words are included, providing the opportunity to make the posters part of an interactive display.
The example words can be sorted and discussed by children; pupils can create their own examples and add them to the working wall display; or the existing examples can be arranged around the prefix.
This primary resource pack includes:
- Prefix posters
Bright, colourful and clear posters, with definitions, for the prefixes ‘dis’, ‘mis’, ‘in’, ‘sub’, ‘il’, ‘inter’, ‘super’, ‘anti’, ‘re’ and ‘auto’
- Prefix and root word cards
Printable PDFs with the same prefixes and a selection of root words for each
- Teacher’s notes
What is a prefix?
A prefix is a combination of letters, words or numbers that can be placed before other words to change their meaning.
- un- (unpleasant, unhappy)
- im- (impossible, improper)
- mis- (mislead, misplace)
- re- (reappear, reattach)
- pre- (prefix, prehistoric)
- dis- (disagree, disobey)
- in- (inactive, (incorrect)
- sub- (subheading, submarine)
- il- (illegal, illegible)
- inter- (intercity, international)
- super- (supermarket, superstar)
- anti- (anticlockwise, antisocial)
- auto- (autograph, autobiography)
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Year 3 / 4 Writing - transcription
Pupils should be taught to use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them.