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Year 3 Word Families Bingo – KS2 Grammar Games

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This grammar Bingo game is a fun way to support pupils in Year 3 to identify words that belong to the word family.

In this bingo game, pupils will identify the root word within words that include a range of prefixes and suffixes.

The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit word families .

What is included in this word families bingo pack?

  • Bingo caller cards
  • 10 bingo cards
  • Teacher’s notes

What is a word family?

Word families are groups of words that are related to each other in a combination of having the same root word (with prefixes, suffixes or other words added to make compound words like superman), grammar and meaning. Words that change when written in the past and present tense (for example understand and understood) are also part of the same word family. A word root is a basic word with no prefix or suffix added. The words play, playful, playing and replay are all part of the same word family as they all have the same word root (play) and are related in meaning.

Examples of word families

  • wild: wildly, wilderness, wildest
  • logic: logical, logically, illogical
  • compute: computed, computing, computerise

What is a root word?

A root word is a basic word that does not have any prefixes or suffixes added to it.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should understand that word families are based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning (for example, solve, solution, solver, dissolve, insoluble)

  • Teacher notes
  • Bingo cards
  • Caller cards
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