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Year 5 Prefixes Bingo – KS2 Grammar Games

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This grammar Bingo game is a fun way to support pupils in Y5 in their understanding of the prefixes dis-, de-, mis-, over- and re-. Pupils will identify words that these prefixes could be added to whilst playing the game.

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 prefix?

A prefix is a group of letters that are added to the beginning of a word to create a new word and alter its meaning.

Examples of words with prefixes

  • dis-: dishonest, dislike, disappear
  • de-: depart, defrost, decode
  • mis-: misunderstand, miscalculate, misbehave
  • over-: overnight, overpay, overdue
  • re-: reoffend, recapture, recycle

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them.

  • Teacher notes
  • Bingo cards
  • Caller cards
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