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Year 6 Spelling Patterns – KS2 Word Sort Activity Pack

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This pack contains a variety of Key Stage 2 spellings split into different 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 PDF
    To cut out and keep, including ‘-fer’ suffix words, prefixes with hyphens and homophones that are commonly confused
  • Teacher review sheets
  • Teacher’s notes

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to:

Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them

Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters [for example, knight, psalm, solemn]

Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused

Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, as listed in English Appendix 1

Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words

Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary

Use a thesaurus

  • teacher notes
  • teacher review sheets
  • spelling patterns cards
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