English / Year 5 / Language / Phonics and word knowledge

Curriculum content descriptions

Explore less common plurals, and understand how a suffix changes the meaning or grammatical form of a word (ACELA1514)

  • Using knowledge of word origins and roots and related words to interpret and spell unfamiliar words, and learning about how these roots impact on plurals, for example ‘cactus’ and ‘cacti’, ‘louse’ and ‘lice’
  • understanding how some suffixes change the grammatical form of words, for example ‘tion’ and ‘ment’ can change verbs into nouns, ‘protect’ to ‘protection’, ‘develop’ to ‘development’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Irregular plurals

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