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Hello, everybody.

It's Ms. Chamberlain-Webber again.

I'm here to teach you your second spelling lesson and I hope you're really enjoying this unit already.

In today's lesson, we're going to be practising applying the rules that we learned about last spelling lesson.

These rules are for plural suffixes.

So changing a noun from singular to plural means we must add on a suffix at the end so that the meaning changes.

This is so important in spelling because the English language is quite complicated.

It's really important we use different strategies in spelling to try and make sure we remember the rules.

So I'm going to show you two new and exciting strategies today.

Let's get on with it.

Today we're going to start recapping what a plural suffix is.

Then we're going to look at our spelling words in more detail, using two new spelling strategies to help us remember how they're spelt.

And finally, we're going to have a spelling test of the 10 spelling words from last lesson.

Let's get started.

In this lesson, you will need an exercise book or paper and a pencil.

Try and be in a nice, calm, quiet space and turn those brains on, ready for your learning today.

So if you haven't got these things, please press pause now and go and grab them.

Key vocabulary.

I want you to think about these words we learnt last lesson.

What are the definitions for these words? Please pause the video now and have a think.


It's a word class.

A person, place or thing.


This one's really important in spelling.

It's a group of letters at the end of a word that change the meaning.


One noun.


More than one noun.

What is a plural suffix? Let's have a look at the pictures.

I have one flower, which is singular.

So what's different about the word for several flowers? Have you spotted it? Yes, it's the S at the end.

This S is a letter added on that changes the meaning of the word from one flower to more than one flower.

The S here is a plural suffix.

We're going to look at some more later on in the lesson.

Have a go at this one by yourself.

What's this a picture of? Potato.

One potato.

But what is the plural of potato? Can you tell me? Potatoes.

And this time, it's with an ES plural suffix.

Hopefully, this has rejogged your memory a little from last lesson.

Before we start with our spelling strategies, it's very important to remember these two keywords.

Now, I'm going to say a definition.

I want you to point at whether it's a vowel or a consonant.

The letters A, E, I, O, U and Y.

Point to the correct word.


That means a consonant is? All the other letters in the alphabet.

Now, we're going to need to remember these when we're thinking about our rules for plural suffixes.

Time to recap those spelling words.

Here are all 10 spelling words.

We're going to start with number one.


Sometimes, it's helpful to spot naughty letters within a word.

I wonder, when you look at this word, friends, and think about what might be the naughty letter.

Pause the video if you need some more time.

The naughty letter in this word I think is the I.

This is because I can't hear it when I say it.


We don't say friends.

So often, these sort of naughty letters are more difficult to remember.

In this case, I make sure I write them bigger or in a different colour or in bold or in bubble writing so that I can remember it in the future.

Please pause the video in a moment and write friends with the naughty letter I in a way that's going to help you remember it.

Our second spelling strategy we're.

Our second spelling strategy is spot the syllable.

A syllable is a unit of sound within a word.

Let me show you.

The first thing we do for this strategy is to say the word we need to spell in full.

For example, birthday.

The next thing we do is say the word in syllable.

We're going to clap at the same time.

I will go and then I want you to go.


Good job.

Finally, we write the word out, split into syllables.

For example, birthday is split into two.

Can you see I've added a slash between birth and day to show that they are two separate syllables? So let's have a go with the word on our spelling list.

Have you ever noticed that birthday split in two actually gives you the meaning of the word? Day of your birth.


Now, what happens if we have two birthdays? For example, twins, they have the same birthday.

Two birthdays.

Let's see.

How am I going to know whether to add an S or an ES to this word? Can you remember the rule? Now, there's something that's going to help us, either a vowel or a consonant.

Please point to the correct one that will help us with this spelling rule.

Vowel, fantastic.

There is a vowel before our y.

What vowel letter is before our Y? A.

If there's a vowel letter before our Y, we add what plural suffix? Pause the video if you need some more time.



Birthdays has an S plural suffix.

Now you try.

The three words from our spelling list, I want you to use the spot the syllable strategy.

But first, let's remind ourselves of the plural spelling.

Now, brush.

The end of the word ends with? Sh.


The end of the word ends with? Ch.

And fox ends with X.

These letters have the same plural suffix.

Can you remind me what that is? Good.


ES is added on to our words so that it means more than one.

Three brushes, five coaches, 20 foxes.

Now, pause the video here and write down brushes with the syllable strategy.

That means say the word, clap the syllables and write down the word.

Off you go.



We need to make these words plural.

So what is similar about these words? They have a Y at the end.

And there's a special rule for words with a Y at the end but remember, these words have a consonant before the Y.

This means we need to remove the Y and add IES.

Just like this.

Can you write the plural of apply and enemies down for me? Removing the Y and adding IES please.

Pause the video if you need more time.

Great, your words should look like this.

Applies and enemies.

If you found the spot the syllable strategy helpful, please use it for these words too.





Our next word.


This one's particularly tricky because of the consonants.

Can you tell me why it's a bit tricky? That's because there are two sets of double consonants.

DD and SS.

We must remember that an address is where we send a letter.

Now, I've got a way to remember that there are double consonants in this word.

When I write a letter, I write the address of the person I'm sending it to and also, I write my own address.

So this means there are two addresses when I write a letter.

Maybe this will help you remember that there are two consonants, two sets of consonants in the word addresses.

Time for our next rule.

Have a look at this list of words.

Can you remember how they're similar? And the rule for plural suffixes? They end in O.

This is where we need to remember for ourselves whether they have an S or an ES at the end.

Pianos and zeros.

Just S.

Potatoes and echoes, add ES.

Your turn.

I have two words here ending in O.

But I need some help.

Do I add the plural suffix S or ES to these words? Let's have a look at volcano.

Maybe you know the word for what's happening to this volcano in this picture.

It's erupting.

Erupting starts with an E.

So I remember that volcano has a plural suffix of ES because of the word eruption.

How about stereo? Can you come up with your own way of remembering stereo's plural suffix? Mine is that stereo starts with an S and has the same letter as its plural suffix.

Recap spelling strategies used today.

How many were there again? Two.

Number one, spot naughty letters.

Can you remember the word in our spelling list we used this strategy for? Friends.

That naughty letter I.

Maybe you've also spotted some other words in our spelling list that you can use this strategy for.

Number two, spot the syllables.

Can you remember the words that we use this for? The most helpful for me were addresses.


Do the next one with me.

Birthdays, birthdays.

Volcanoes, volcanoes.

Fantastic work.

Time for your spelling test.

The first thing you need to do is turn to a new sheet of paper.

This is because I don't want you looking at your practise from earlier this lesson whilst you're doing the test.

That will be cheating.

Okay, write the numbers one to 10 on your sheet of paper.

Pause the video now to complete this.

For every spelling, I'm going to say the spelling and then I'm going to say it in a sentence.

Now, you don't need to write the whole sentence.

It's just so you understand the meaning of the word and hear it in real-life context.

If at any point I'm going too fast for you, please pause after each word to make sure you've had enough time to write out the spelling completely.

I recommend you do this so that you can check after you've written the word to see if the spelling is correct, remembering our strategies from earlier today.

Let's start with number one.


They are very good friends.

Number two.


Birthdays are always fun.

Number three.


The spelling rule applies to all three words.

Number four.


We must defeat the evil enemies.

Number five.


She has two email addresses.

Number six.


He hastily flung brushes into his bag.

Number seven.


I often feel sick on coaches.

That one's actually true.

Number eight.


Foxes are nocturnal animals.

This means they are actually awake during the nighttime.

Number nine, volcanoes.

Sometimes volcanoes erupt violently.

I've left you a clue in that sentence to help you with the spelling.

Have you spotted it? Number 10.


Do you have any stereos in your car? This is where you need to pause the video and make sure you check every single word already before we move on.

Get yourself a different coloured pen if you have one to self-check your spellings.


I hope you remembered the naughty letter I in there.


Have a check with this one.

Is any of these spellings you got incorrectly? Do not worry at all.

Remember, mistakes are a way in which we can self-correct.

It means we can go back and think about the rules maybe we need more work on.

You can always rewatch the video, depending on which words you're finding tricky so that the spelling strategies from today can help you remember these words.

I hope you've checked through your work and remember, next time, maybe you can get one more right than before.

So we've managed to recap, learn two new strategies and you've done your test.

Please practise all 10 words but especially any that you had errors in.

I'm so proud of you.

You've done a fantastic job.


You've now completed your first set of two spellings.

In these lessons, remember, we explored plural suffixes.