These PDF worksheets, covering words ending in -cian, -sion, -ssion or -tion, are an excellent way for children in Y3/4 to revise and practise these spelling patterns.
The worksheets include five different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
This offers typical rules and an example for each of these suffixes, with space for children to add their own example
Circle the correctly spelt words, add the correct suffix to words and write the root words for the words listed
Use the image and words provided add -tion or -sion to each word then write out a sentence using your new word
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a synonym which ends in -cian, -sion, -ssion or -tion
Write a short passage about the image provided, including as many of the words ‘mention’, ‘occasion’, ‘position’, ‘possession’ and ‘question’ as you can
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils’ spelling of common words should be correct, including common exception words and other words that they have learnt.
Pupils should spell words as accurately as possible using their phonic knowledge and other knowledge of spelling, such as morphology and etymology.
Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.
Spell further homophones
Spell words that are often misspelt
Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary
Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors