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Year 2 -ly Suffix Worksheets – KS1 Spelling Workouts

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These PDF worksheets, covering the suffix ‘-ly’, are an excellent way for children in Y2 to revise and practise this spelling pattern.

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 that when adding the suffix ‘-ly’ to a root word that ends in a consonant then ‘y’, that you need to remember to change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’. Then asks children to rewrite words, adding the suffix ‘-ly’.
  • Check
    Tick which words we could add the suffix ‘-ly’ to
  • Use
    Write a sentence to describe each of the images, using the words ‘brightly’ and ‘proudly’
  • Change
    Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a new word that ends in the suffix ‘-ly’
  • Apply
    Write a sentence to describe the image using as many ‘-ly’ words as you can

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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