This grammar Bingo game is a fun way to support pupils in Y2 to identify words that have had the suffixes -er, -est, -ful, -ness, -ly, -ment and -less added.
The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.
This resource pack includes:
- Bingo caller cards
- 10 bingo cards
- 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. Adding a suffix will change the meaning of the word.
Examples of suffixes
- -ing: eating, running, saying
- -ed: planned, walked, burned
- -er: teacher, trainer, farmer
- -est: highest, fastest, biggest
- -less: useless, sleeveless, witless
- -ness: happiness, fitness, silliness
- -met: amazement, payment, punishment
- -ful: careful, fearful, mouthful
- -ly: bravely, softly, wisely
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and -ly