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Week 28 Suffix <-ant>

Learning Intention

To revise the suffixes <-ery>, <-ary> and <-ory>



Look at these words and identify the spelling patterns <-ery>, <-ary> and  <-ory>.  
Sound out the words stressing the pure vowel sound.

bravery,    necessary,   surgery,     imaginary,     theory,     history

Main Learning

Introduce the suffix <-ant>Which is found in nouns and adjectives of Latin origin.

It can make adjectives meaning ‘ to have the quality of’

eg if something is pleasant, it pleases you.

The suffix <-ant> can also make nouns that do the action of the root word.

eg a servant serves, a participant participates


Apart from in the word ‘scant’,which is a monosyllabic word, the <ant> ending in other words is unstressed and therefore the vowel is a schwa.


Remember there is no rule so the spelling must be learnt. A dictionary will help you spell the word correctly.


Complete the spelling list activities in your literacy book.

Use the learning apps games to practise.


Complete Spelling sheet 28

Write a sentence with certain words. Look at each word in the mirror and think of a word that means the opposite.

Parse the sentence, underlining each part of speech, identify the subject and then parse the verb.


We were enjoying a pleasant dinner at a Chinese restaurant.


Dictation with your teacher.

Write out the following sentences.


1. The valiant knights were triumphant in battle.

2. ‘It’s a truly fragrant rice,’ said the merchant..

3. The laboratory assistant made a scientific discovery .


Extension Activity Page 212

Join simple sentences with a conjunction to make a compound sentence.