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Adding Suffixes KS1 SPAG Test Practice

These questions have been taken from the KS1 Sample SPAG test to help your children practise specific question types.

National Curriculum Objective

Year 1 English: (1G6.3) Regular plural noun suffixes –s or –es [for example, dog, dogs; wish, wishes], including the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun

Year 1 English: (1G6.3) Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper)

English Y2: Adding the endings – ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it
​English Y2: Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter
​English Y2: Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y
​English Y2: Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it
​English ​Y2: add suffixes to spell longer words including –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly
English Y1: using the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs
​English Y1: using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]
​English Y2: Adding the endings – ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it
​English Y2: Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter
​English Y2: Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y
​English Y2: Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it
​English ​Y2: add suffixes to spell longer words including –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly

Differentiation:

Beginner Adding -s , -es , –ing, –ed, –er and –est to a root word that does not need changing. Aimed at Year 1 Secure/Year 2 Emerging.

Easy Add suffixes to spell longer words including –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly to a root word that does​ not need changing. Aimed at Year 2 Developing.

Tricky Adding endings and adding f, fe, y to make plurals. Aimed at Year 1 Mastery/Year 2 Secure.

Expert Adding -s , -es , –ing, –ed, –er, –est, –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly to a root word ending in y. Aimed at Year 2 Mastery.

Worksheets include answers.

Adding Suffixes - Beginner (Worksheet)

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Adding Suffixes - Easy (Worksheet)

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Adding Suffixes - Tricky (Worksheet)

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