14 October 2022

Friday 14 October 2022

This week we’ve been looking at what happens when we add the suffixes “ed” and “ing” to our root words.

If there’s no “e” on the end of the root word then there’s nothing we need to do, we just add our suffix.

For example: call + ed -> called, call + ing -> calling

However, if there’s an “e” on the end of the root word, the suffix “ed” or “ing” replaces it.

For example: smile + ed -> smiled (not smileed!), smile + ing -> smiling.

(The exception is be + ing -> being).

Practise adding “ed” and “ing” to these words in preparation for a spelling test on Friday 21.10.22.

arrive   notice   surprise   suppose   learn   smile   call   live

For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.