English

What do I need to do?

This week we have been getting to grips with the very complicated rules of adding –ing. Can you find one word/example to demonstrate each of the rules below?  You may present your work however you like i.e a poster.  Try teaching an adult!

NB Some children do not need to do the first part of the spelling task (poster). You know who you are!

Adding -ing to monosyllabic words:

  • If a short vowel is followed by one consonant at the end of the root word, double the last consonant and add –ing: e.g. run – running.
  • If the short vowel is followed by 2 consonants e.g. jump, the last consonant is not doubled : e.g. jump – jumping
  • If it has a long vowel, add –ing.
  • If it has a long vowel made by a split vowel digraph ending in e, remove the e and add –ing. E.g. bake – baking.

 

Adding –ing to multisyllabic words.

Rule is:

  • If the stress is on the first syllable, the word retains ONE consonant + -ing, e.g. happen – happening, visit – visiting.
  • If the stress is on the second syllable, double the second consonant + -ing, e.g. refer – referring, permit – permitting.
  • If the word ends in ‘e’, remove e and add –ing; e.g. believe – believing, excite – exciting.
  • If the word ends in ‘y’, just add –ing; e.g. study – studying, marry – marrying.)

 

Practice spelling words with –ing as a suffix using games from Spellzone. This task is for everyone.

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=1145

 

Be ready to have a mini test on:

  • happening
  • swimming
  • beginning
  • smoking
  • partying

 

Why?

To accurate apply rules of adding the suffix –ing.

Maths

What do I need to do?

Log onto MyMaths and work your way through the area questions. Remember to use your knowledge of counting squares and multiplication.

Why?

To develop accuracy in calculating area.