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Term 2: Unit 2

You can plan your half-termly spelling programme around this teaching focus using the support provided, and refresh your knowledge of inflectional suffixes.

Support provided

This half-term unit follows the Support for Spelling teaching sequence. This unit includes:

  • activities and approaches to use during whole-class sessions
  • extension activities for children who require extra work
  • practice examples of words for children to focus on.

Teaching focus

The focus of this unit is to learn how to add common inflections (suffixes) to words.

Inflectional suffixes

This unit continues to develop learning about the spelling of words when adding suffixes, including inflectional suffixes. An inflection is a particular kind of suffix. We use inflectional suffixes to turn nouns into plurals (boy – boys), to show possession (boy – boy’s – boys’), to turn adjectives into comparatives or superlatives (small – smaller – smallest) and to alter the tense and person of verbs (walk – walks – walking – walked).