This grammar Bingo game is a fun way to support pupils in Y5 in their understanding of the suffixes -ate, -ise and -ify. Pupils will identify words that these suffixes 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 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
- -ment: amazement, payment, punishment
- -ful: careful, fearful, mouthful
- -ly: bravely, softly, wisely
- -ate: pollenate, medicate, captivate
- -ise: realise, symbolise, vocalise
- -ify: glorify, intensify, notify
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- Pupils should be taught to use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them
- To convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes (for example: -ate, -ise, -ify)