These bright, appealing grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising the use of prefixes in Y4. There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.
Using a dictionary, students complete four partial words with the most appropriate prefix from a choice of 10
Students are tasked with using the prefixes ‘un’ and ‘dis’ in two separate sentences with accompanying image prompts.
Students add prefixes to existing words and consider how their meanings change as a result
‘Using your own words, explain how a prefix can change the meaning of words. Use examples.’
A creative activity, whereby students write a holiday postcard which includes many words that use prefixes.
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.
- 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.