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These worksheets, covering the prefix ‘un-’, are an excellent way for children in Year 2 to revise and practise 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 the words with the prefix ‘un-’
  • Check
    Tick which words you can add ‘un-’ to, then place the ‘un-’ words into the correct gaps in the sentences given
  • Use
    Use the word in each box to write a sentence about each picture

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.

Prefix examples

  • un- (unpleasant, unhappy)
  • im- (impossible, improper)
  • mis- (mislead, misplace)
  • re- (reappear, reattach)
  • pre- (prefix, prehistoric)
  • dis- (disagree, disobey)

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to add prefixes and suffixes.

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