Year 2 Spelling Games

   
The /dʒ/ sound spelt
as ge and dge at the
end of words, and sometimes spelt as g
elsewhere in words
before e, i and y

Example words: badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge, age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village, gem, giant, magic,
giraffe, energy
jacket, jar, jog, join,
adjust
dge
The /s/ sound spelt c
before e, i and y

Example words: race, ice, cell, city, fancy
Coming soon
The /n/ sound spelt
kn and (less often) gn
at the beginning of
words

Example words: knock, know, knee,
gnat, gnaw
kn
The /r/ sound spelt wr
at the beginning of
words

Example words: write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap
wr
The /l/ or /əl/ sound
spelt –le at the end of
words

Example words: table, apple, bottle, little, middle
Coming soon
The /l/ or /əl/ sound
spelt –el at the end of
words

Example words: camel, tunnel, squirrel,
travel, towel, tinsel
Coming soon
The /l/ or /əl/ sound
spelt –al at the end of
words

Example words: metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal
Coming soon
Words ending –il

Example words: pencil, fossil, nostril
Coming soon
The /aɪ/ sound spelt –y at the end of words

Example words: cry, fly, dry, try, reply,
July
y
Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y

Example words: flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries
Coming soon
Adding –ed, –ing, –er
and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it

Example words: copied, copier,
happier, happiest,
cried, replied
…but copying, crying,
replying
Coming soon
Adding the endings –
ing, –ed, –er, –est
and –y to words
ending in –e with a
consonant before it

Example words: hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, nicest, shiny
Coming soon
Adding –ing, –ed,
–er, –est and –y to
words of one syllable
ending in a single
consonant letter after
a single vowel letter

Example words: patting, patted,
humming, hummed,
dropping, dropped,
sadder, saddest, fatter, fattest, runner,
runny
Coming soon
The /ɔ:/ sound spelt a
before l and ll

Example words: all, ball, call, walk, talk,
always
a spelt or
The /ʌ/ sound spelt o

Example words: other, mother, brother, nothing, Monday
Coming soon
The /i:/ sound spelt
–ey

Example words: key, donkey, monkey,
chimney, valley
Coming soon
The /ɒ/ sound spelt a
after w and qu

Example words: want, watch, wander,
quantity, squash
Coming soon
The /ɜ:/ sound spelt
or after w

Example words: word, work, worm,
world, worth
Coming soon
The /ɔ:/ sound spelt
ar after w

Example words: war, warm, towards
Coming soon
The /ʒ/ sound spelt s

Example words: television, treasure,
usual
Coming soon
The suffixes –ment,
–ness, –ful , –less
and –ly

Example words: enjoyment, sadness,
careful, playful,
hopeless, plainness
(plain + ness), badly
merriment, happiness,
plentiful, penniless,
happily
Coming soon
Contractions

Example words: can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll
Coming soon
The possessive
apostrophe (singular
nouns)

Example words: Megan’s, Ravi’s, the
girl’s, the child’s, the
man’s
Coming soon
Words ending in –tion

Example words: station, fiction, motion,
national, section
Coming soon
Homophones and
near-homophones

Example words: there/their/they’re,
here/hear, quite/quiet,
see/sea, bare/bear,
one/won, sun/son,
to/too/two, be/bee,
blue/blew, night/knight
Coming soon
Common exception
words
Coming soon

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