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Year 3 Term 2i - KS2 spelling resources - The spelling of nouns when s is added

Contains activities which continue and extend work on plurals from Y2. It introduces the plurals of words ending in a hissing or buzzing sound, and plurals that do not end in s.


  • Plurals: Recaps what the children have already covered in year 2, on the terms singular, plural, and noun, giving definitions. Looks at whether it is right to just add -s to nouns to make them plural.
  • Recap of consonant then y endings: A review of the rule covered in year 2, with an activity at the end.
  • Nouns ending in a hissing or buzzing sound: Introduces the new rule, with an activity at the end for the children to consolidate their learning.
  • Making plurals quiz: The children are given 30 words, and have to choose from the three different ways of making plurals (change the y to i and add es / just add s / add es). It can be used as an interactive quiz, or for a class whiteboard activity.
  • Plurals other than s: Explains the reasons why we have these irregular plurals, and gives 9 examples, with an activity at the end.
  • Review of plurals: A recap of everything covered so far on plurals
  • Singular and plural cards - consonant then y: 24 word cards
  • Singular and plural cards - hiss or buzz sound: 24 word cards
  • Singular and plural cards - just add s: 24 word cards
  • Singular and plural cards - vowel then y: 18 word cards
  • Singular and plural cards - sorting titles: To use in sorting games for the different rules
  • Different ways of making vowels - recording worksheet: A blank sheet for the children to record the rules they have learnt.
  • Plurals not ending in s worksheet: With pictures - the children have to write the singular and plural of each noun.
  • Review - plural nouns worksheet: Sentences for the children to finish off regarding the rules for making nouns plural, with space for examples.

  • Plurals list and rules: A list of plurals classified into different spelling patterns.
  • PDF - Planning Y3 T2i: An outline of the half termly plan, matched up with the accompanying activities above


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