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Year 6 Term 2ii - Prefixes and Suffixes
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Activities to revise and consolidate knowledge about prefixes and suffixes, and how they can transform words.

IWB RESOURCES (POWERPOINTS)

  • Suffix recap: Revision of what a suffix is, and how it changes the status of a word in different ways. Shows a recap of the different spelling rules for adding suffixes, with an activity at the end, where children have to add different suffixes to different words.
  • Doubling rule: A closer look at words ending in a single consonant letter preceded by a single vowel, and the rules for adding different suffixes, with a quick write activity at the end.
  • Words ending in a consonant then y: A closer look at the rules for adding suffixes to words that end in a consonant then y, with a quick write activity at the end.
  • Long vowel phoneme rule: A closer look at the rules for adding different suffixes to words ending in a split long vowel phoneme, with a quick write activity at the end
  • Prefix recap: A quick revision of what a prefix is, with examples of six suffixes for children to think of words containing them.
  • Changing words with affixes: Demonstrates how 'love' and 'care' can change its status, meaning, and spelling by adding suffixes and prefixes. Asks the children to transform the word 'appear', with a matrix for clues.
  • Transforming words into negatives: A look at prefixes which change the meaning of a word to the opposite, with an activity for the children to add prefixes to different words.
  • Changing verbs to nouns: Begins with a quick recap of what nouns and verbs are, then gives examples of sentences where the sentence is rearranged so that the verb is changed to a noun. The children are asked to identify which three suffixes have been used.
  • Different forms of one root word: Gives four examples of root words - decide, obey, comfort, kind - for children to add affixes to, to transform the words. It contains a matrix of applicable suffixes and prefixes that can be hidden or revealed, to give children clues.


PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES (PDF)

  • Matrix for transforming words: A grid containing 18 root words; prefixes for negation; prefixes that change verb to noun / noun to verb / tense, and comparatives, with space for children to write down words they make.
  • Cards - changing words to nouns: A set of cards containing matching word and nouns (e.g. fright / frighten), to play matching or sorting games.
  • Changing words to nouns x 4: Four worksheets containing ten different words. The children have to add the correct suffix (tion, ness, ity) to the word to change it into a noun.
  • Cards - changing words to verbs: A set of cards containing matching word and verbs (e.g. act / action), to play matching or sorting games.
  • Changing nouns to verbs x 2: Two worksheets containing ten different words. The children add the correct suffix to the word to change it into a verb.
  • Suffixes showing nationality - list: A grid containing 30 countries, for the children to write down nationalities.
  • Suffixes showing nationality - map: A world map identifiying the different suffix endings of different nationalities.
  • Wordsearches x 5 - cian, etion, sion, ssion, and tion
  • Negatives x 3: Three worksheets, each containing 13 words to make into negatives by adding the appropriate prefixes.
  • More prefixes x 3: Three worksheets that each identify four more unusual prefixes, for the children to find out the meaning, and different words that contain them.
  • More suffixes x 3: Three worksheets that each identify four more unusual suffixes, for the children to find out the meaning, and different words that contain them.



TEACHER RESOURCES

  • Y6 Term 2ii planning: An overview of the unit, showing where each resource above fits in.
  • Word list Y5 Term 2ii: Lists of nouns endign in tion, ity, and ness / verbs ending in en, ate, ify, and ise / and the 'shun' suffix tion, sion, cian, ssion, and etion.

 

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