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Monday 6th July

Spellings

Adverbials of manner

 

awkwardly

frantically

curiously

obediently

carefully

rapidly

unexpectedly

deliberately

hurriedly

reluctantly

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English

 

Suffix

 

A suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word and changes the word's meaning.

 

Some suffixes have specific uses.

  • Adding -ing can change a noun into a verb.

For example: garden to gardening.

  • While adding -ed can put a verb into the past tense.

For example: jump to jumped.

Different suffixes follow different spelling rules.

 

There are four spelling rules to remember when adding -er, -ing, -est, -ed and -y.

Top tip!

  • To understand spelling rules, you need to know the difference between vowels and consonants. Vowels are the letters a, e, i, o and u. Consonants are all the other letters.

  • You also need to know what root words are. Root words are the basic words that are used to form other words. They haven't had prefixes or suffixes added to them yet.

Suffix spelling rules

Rule 1: For words ending in two consonants, just add the suffix to the root word.

For example: smart + er = smarter

Rule 2: For words that end in a short vowel sound followed by a consonant, you need to double the last letter then add the suffix.

For example: mop + ed = mopped

Rule 3: For words ending in a consonant followed by an ’e’, you need to drop the ‘e’ before you add the suffix.

For example: stride + ing = striding

Rule 4: For words that end in a consonant and a ‘y’, change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then add the suffix.

For example: cry + ed = cried

However if the suffix you want to add starts with an ‘i', you keep the original ‘y’ so that you don’t end up with a double ‘i’. For example: cry + ing = crying

Watch out!

These rules are true most of the time but there are always exceptions to spellings in the English language. For example, skiing.

Activity

Add a suffix to each word in the list, making sure to spell it correctly.

Choose from the suffixes: -er, -ing, -est, -ed.

Try to use each suffix at least once.

  1. Laugh
  2. Short
  3. Tall
  4. Help
  5. Hop
  6. Slip
  7. Shop
  8. Chat

Top tip! Remember spelling rules 1 and 2.

  • For words ending in two consonants, just add the suffix to the root word.

  • For words that end in a short vowel sound followed by a consonant, you need to double the last letter then add the suffix.

Activity 2

 

Add a suffix to each word in the list, making sure to spell it correctly.

Choose from the suffixes: -er, -ing, -est, -ed.

  1. Shine
  2. Joke
  3. Happy
  4. Like
  5. Funny
  6. Worry
  7. Cute
  8. Try

Top tip! Remember spelling rules 3 and 4.

  • For words ending in a consonant followed by an ’e’, you need to drop the ‘e’ before you add the suffix.

  • For words that end in a consonant and a ‘y’, change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then add the suffix. However if the suffix you want to add starts with an ‘i', keep the original ‘y’.

Maths

 

Today you will be learning about hundredths on a place value chart. Look at the information below then complete the work.

Art & Forest School Week

This week I thought we could do some different activities now summer is on its way (or trying to!) Over the next five days I will share some activities that either I or we have been enjoying at home with a art or forest school theme. 

There are also three more chapters of Carrie's War up to listen to.

Texture Treasure Hunt

 

Try out this lesson on texture and either collect your rubbings from inside or out on a nature walk.

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