English KS2: Suffixes - part 3 of 4

The first rule tells us that if the root word ends in two consonants you make no changes.

Giving the example of adding 'ation' to 'inform' and giving us 'information'.

Rule 2 tells us that when the root word ends in a consonant followed by an 'e', such as 'invite', the 'e' is removed before adding the suffix, giving us 'invitation'.

Finally rule 3 helps us remember that when the word ends in a consonant followed by a 'y', you must change the 'y' to an 'i' before adding the suffix. Using the example of the word 'very' becoming 'variation'.

This short film is from the BBC series, Wonderful Words, a series of animated clips to support vocabulary knowledge.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to focus on the suffix 'ation' and how it is added to words.

Pupils could write a short story that includes a variety of 'ation' suffixes.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant to teaching English at KS2 level in England and Northern Ireland and Second Level in Scotland.

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