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Year 3 Spelling Patterns – KS2 Word Sorting Suffixes Activity Pack

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This pack contains a variety of Lower Key Stage 2 spellings split into different Y3 spelling patterns.

Children can be given sets of word cards and asked to discuss the common spelling patterns, before sorting the cards into groups. It’s a hands-on way to revise and improve pupils’ understanding of key spellings.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Word cards
    15-page PDF with words that can be used to practise adding suffixes
  • Teacher review sheet
    With suggested answers/examples for the word cards
  • Teacher notes
    With suggested activities

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: joking, passing, going
  • -ed: jumped, baked, earned
  • -er: runner, driver, banker
  • -est: lowest, loudest, busiest
  • -ier: sillier, wittier, brainier
  • -ity: passivity, equity, unity
  • -less: hapless, colourless, ageless
  • -ness: emptiness, tightness, dryness

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils’ spelling of common words should be correct, including common exception words and other words that they have learnt.

Pupils should spell words as accurately as possible using their phonic knowledge and other knowledge of spelling, such as morphology and etymology.

Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.

Spell further homophones

Spell words that are often misspelt

Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

  • teacher notes
  • teacher review sheets
  • word and pattern cards
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