Y2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Adding -ful and -less Lesson

This Adding '-ful' and '-less' lesson covers the prior learning of understanding adjectives, before moving onto the main skill of adding the suffixes '-ful' and -less'.

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. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objective
English Year 2: (2G6.3) Formation of adjectives using suffixes such as –ful, –less (A fuller list of suffixes can be found in the year 2 spelling section in English Appendix 1)

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through prior learning of understanding adjectives, before moving onto the main skill of adding the suffixes '-ful' and -less'. 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 2 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 5 – Suffixes

Free Year 2 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 5 – Suffixes

This is a free scheme of work for Year 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 3 small steps with guidance for teaching.

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Video Tutorial

In this Using the Suffixes -ful and -less Video Tutorial, Katie explains how these suffixes can be added to root words to form adjectives.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Adding '-ful' and '-less' Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of understanding what an adjective is, before moving onto the main skill of adding '-ful' and '-less'.

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Flash Cards Activity

This Year 2 Expanded Noun Phrases Flash Cards Game aims to support pupils’ understanding of word classes.

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

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

2 Application

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of adding the suffixes -ful and -less.

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Application

Application

This application task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the Adding '-ful' and '-less' 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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Homework

Homework

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