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Heathside Grove

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Week 9

Home Learning Tasks – Spelling

 

This week’s spelling rule is adding the suffix -ation, -tion, -ssion, -cian.  

These endings all make a shun sound, but are spelt differently. 

 

Do you know what a suffix is? 

A suffix is a group of letters that go at the end of a root word, changing or adding to its meaning. A suffix can show if a word is a noun, an adjective, an adverb or a verb. 

 

What do you think the most common suffix is? 

The most common suffix is -tion. 

 

-ation is used to turn a verb into a noun.  

-tion is used to turn a verb into a noun.  

-ssion is used to turn a verb into a noun.  

-cian is used to turn a verb into a noun.

 

 

 

Task: All these words have a shun sound at the end. Can you choose the correct suffix and put these words in the correct columns? Can you think of any of your own ‘shun’ words? 

 

Discuss   

Mathematic   

Invent   

Prepare 

Obsess   

Magic   

Express   

Decorate   

 

-ation 

-tion 

-ssion 

-cian 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge: Choose three words from the list. Write three sentences with one word included in each.  

 

 

Spelling Test

 

discussion

mathematician

invention

preparation

obsession

magician

expression

decoration

 

  • Practise writing these words out neatly using your joined handwriting.
  • Practise spelling them using the look, say, cover, write and check technique.
  • Ask someone to test you on them on Friday.

 

 

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