Y4 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Word Families Lesson

This Year 4 Word Families lesson covers the prior learning of recognising word families before moving onto the main skill of removing prefixes and suffixes to find word families.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objectives
English Year 4: (3G6.4) Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning [for example, solve, solution, solver, dissolve, insoluble]

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of recognising word families before moving onto the main skill of removing prefixes and suffixes to find word families. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the varied fluency and application and reasoning worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Free Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 4 – Suffixes

Free Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 4 – Suffixes

This is a free scheme of work for Year 4 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 4 small steps with guidance for teaching.

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Video Tutorial

In this Word Families Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to identify the root word and add prefixes and suffixes. She uses key vocabulary including comparative and superlative.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This prior learning activity recaps the prior learning of recognising word families before moving onto the main skill of finding word families with prefixes and suffixes.

2 Varied Fluency

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to support the teaching of this step.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Word Families Flash Cards checks pupils’ understanding of word families. Pupils will look for common patterns of letters in words and will recognise which words belong in the same word families based on their spelling.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Word Families Game checks pupils’ understanding of root words, prefixes and suffixes.

2 Application

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of finding word families.

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Application

Application

This application task can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the word families lesson.

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Application and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

This differentiated worksheet includes application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.