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Day 1 (Do not complete if your child is in school Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)



Suffix – ing


Use the PowerPoint attached – can you spot how the words are changing?


All the words have ‘ing’ added to them.

A suffix is a letter or a group of letters that are added to the end of a word and it changes the meaning.


When we add ‘ing’ to a word, it tells us the action is happening now. E.g. running, jumping


You could act out some actions and see if a grown up can guess your action. E.g. reading, skipping, clapping


Look at the words below. Can you correctly add ‘ing’ to the word so that the action is happening now?


fly       help      go      play      eat        buzz   


You could set it out like we have started below.


Root Word                             Suffix

fly                                           flying

help                                        helping


Challenge: Can you put each of the words into a sentence, thinking carefully about the tense and the spelling of the word.


I am helping my friend.

Day 2 (Do not complete if your child is in school Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)



Suffix – ed


Today we are going to look at another suffix. This is a letter or a group of letters that we add to the end of a word. By doing this, it changes the meaning of the word.

Have a look at the PowerPoint in resources. Can you spot today’s suffix? (ed).


When we add ‘ed’ to the end of a word, it means it happened in the past. What does this mean?


Sometimes the ‘ed’ part can sound very different on some words; sometimes it makes a ‘t’ sound (licked), ‘d’ sound (yelled) or an ‘id’ sound (wanted). Remember, whatever sound it makes, you need to add ‘ED!’



“If it’s in the past, what do we add?”




Have a look at the sheet in resources. You do not need to print this sheet, it can be copied into your book.


Can you complete the sentences? Read the sentence aloud first to see if you need to include the past tense with the suffix ‘ed’ or not.


Finally, can you change each of the words on the sheet to past tense and write a sentence with each one in your books.


Don’t forget, when it happened in the past, we add ‘ed!’.

Day 3


Pirate Poetry

Can you find out what a pirate is?


Read the poem in English Resources called Pirate Pete. Do you notice any pattern, rhyme, and rhythm?


Can you compose another verse for this poem?

Maybe you can be the pirate in your poem.

Can you think of three things to make it rhyme?

Day 4


Treasure Poetry


Look in English Resources to find 'The Treasures Poem'.


Read and think about this poem.

This is not about treasures of silver and gold but all the treasure in our world around us.


Do you notice any pattern and repetition?


Can you add some other verses using the same question?

Day 5



Phonics game – Buried Treasure



You can make your own real and nonsense words for a game and then challenge someone to play treasure and bin.


There is a treasure chest and bin in resources or make your own.



Drama and Role Play


Make some props for example, a pirate’s hat, a telescope

and a parrot. Make up your own story or play.