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Year 2 Adding suffixes and doubling rules

Resources to teach the spelling rules for: Adding ing, ed, er, est and y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter


  • Adding suffixes to one syllable cvc words: Explains what a root word and a suffix is, and shows the addition of -ed and -ing, explaining the spelling rule, and the rule for words ending in c and x. It ends with a quick write activity to add ing or ed and er, est or y to different root words.
  • Quick write - Adding ed and doubling
  • Quick write - Adding ing and doubling
  • Recap of the three suffix rules (includes adding suffixes to words ending in y following a consonant, and words ending in e following a consonant, plus the doubling rule)

Quick write activities show firstly the the root word, then how it changes/stays the same when the suffixes are added.


  • Words ending in a consonant then e matrix: to fill in
  • Y2 Spelling Appendix: Adding suffixes and doubling:  An adaptable outline plan
  • Word List -  With relevant words
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