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-ed and -ing Suffix Year 1 Grammar Worksheets Lesson Pack

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This pack contains all you need to teach a Year 1 lesson on adding suffixes (using -ed and -ing as examples), or to revise the topic with pupils.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Suffixes worksheet
    Add the suffixes ‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’ to words, tick whether the suffix words are spelt correctly, and put the correct suffix word in the sentence
  • Suffix card sort activity
    This printable PDF includes a selection of verbs to sort into the sections ‘-ed’, ‘-ing’ or both
  • Suffix writing sheet
    Add ‘-ed’ or ‘-ing’ to each word and use it in a sentence, using capital letters and full stops
  • Teacher’s notes

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

  • teacher notes
  • card sort activity
  • worksheets
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