Y4 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Y4 Sp B4 S4 Using Suffixes Lesson

This Year 4 Using Suffixes lesson covers the prior learning of word families before moving onto the main skill of using the suffixes learnt in the block.

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: Spell words with endings sounding like /ʒə/ or /tʃə/, /ʒən/ and /ʃən/ spelt –tion,–sion, –ssion, –cian
English Year 4: Spell using the suffixes –ation, –ous and –ly
English Year 4: Add suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable
English Year 4: Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them - see English appendix

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of word families before moving onto the main skill of using the suffixes learnt in the block. 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.

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Video Tutorial

In this Using Suffixes Video Tutorial, Laura identifies some general rules relating to the use on -ion and -ian as suffixes. She uses key terminology including suffix and root word.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Word Families Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of using different word endings before moving onto the main skill of using a variety of 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 4 Suffixes –ous and -sion Game checks pupils’ understanding of applying spelling rules when using the suffixes -ous and -sion.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Using Suffixes Game includes five questions which have been designed to check pupils’ understanding of the suffixes ‘-ation’, ‘-sion’, ‘-ssion’, ‘-tion’ and ‘-cian’.

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Flash Cards

Flash Cards

This Year 4 Using Suffixes Flash Cards checks pupils’ understanding of using the suffixes -tion,–sion, –ssion, –cian​ and -ation. Pupils will be asked to type the most appropriate suffix to complete words in various given sentences.

2 Application

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and applications questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using suffixes.

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Application

Application

This application task can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the Using Suffixes 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.