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.



Be ready to have a mini test on:

  • happening
  • swimming
  • beginning
  • smoking
  • partying



To accurate apply rules of adding the suffix –ing.


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.


To develop accuracy in calculating area.