Y4 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Adding -ation, -sion, -ssion, -tion or -cian Lesson

This Year 4 Adding -ation, -sion, -ssion, -tion or -cian lesson covers the prior learning of using suffixes before moving onto the main skill of adding -ation, -sion, -tion or -cian.

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

(3G6.4) word family

Spell words with endings which sound like /ʒən/

Spell using the suffix –ation

Spell words with endings which sound like /ʃən/, spelt –tion,–sion, –ssion, –cian

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of using suffixes before moving onto the main skill of adding -ation, -sion, -tion or -cian. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning

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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.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This prior learning activity recaps the prior learning of using suffixes before moving onto the main skill of adding -ation, -sion, -ssion, -tion or -cian.

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 4 Suffixes -ous and -sion Game checks pupils’ understanding of applying spelling rules when using the suffixes -ous and -sion.

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 adding -ation, -sion, -ssion, -tion or -cian.

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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 -ation, -sion, -ssion, -tion or -cian 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.

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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