Suffix Year 2 Worksheets: Adding ‘-ed’ to Verbs – KS1 Spelling Workout

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These PDF worksheets, covering adding ‘ed’ to verbs, are an excellent way for children in Y1 to revise and practise spelling this spelling pattern.

The worksheets include 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 three sections:

  • Tips
    Rewrite these words adding ‘ed’
  • Check
    Tick the words you can add ‘ed’ to, and put the words into the correct sentences
  • Use
    Use the words provided to write a sentence about each picture

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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