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-ation Suffix Year 3/4 Spelling Worksheets Pack

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These PDF worksheets, covering the ‘-ation’ suffix, are an excellent way for children in Y3 and Y4 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:

  • Tips
    This explains the rules on adding the ‘-ation’ suffix to words that end in different ways, and provides an example for each. Children then need to add another example that follows these rules
  • Check
    Circle the suffix words which are spelt correctly, add the ‘-ation’ suffix to the words listed, then add those words into each sentence
  • Use
    Add the ‘-ation’ suffix to the words ‘adore’ and ‘tempt’ then use them in a sentence to describe the images
  • Change
    Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a synonym which includes the suffix ‘-ation’
  • Apply
    Using the image as a prompt, write a short story about what happens. Add the ‘-ation’ suffix to each of the words given and use them in your story

What is a suffix?

Suffixes are letters, or groups of letters, that are added to the end of words to make a new word or change the meaning of word.

Suffix examples

  • -ing: eating, running, saying
  • -ed: planned, walked, burned
  • -er: teacher, trainer, farmer
  • -est: highest, fastest, biggest
  • -ier: mightier, zanier, funnier
  • -ity: activity, equality, civility
  • -less: useless, sleeveless, witless
  • -ness: happiness, fitness, silliness

National Curriculum English programme of study links

add prefixes and suffixes: using the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs, using the prefix un–, and using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]

read words containing common suffixes

add suffixes to spell longer words, including –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly

apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (etymology and morphology) as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet

use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them

apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology), as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet.

use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them

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