Year 2 - Changing the ending to ed

This 'Changing the ending to ed' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words ending with ‘y’. When adding ‘ed’ to words ending with ‘y’ the letter changes to ‘i’ and then you add ‘ed’. There will be other spellings that end with ‘ed’ that are also suggested in the National Curriculum.

We add ‘ed’ to show something has happened in the past. You probably remember this from the quiz ‘Ending that Word’. If you add ‘ed’ to words ending in ‘y’ you change the ‘y’ for an ‘i’. Have a go at these spellings that end in ‘ed’.

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  1. I ____ and ____ the inside of this tram.
    Have you ever been on a tram?
  2. I ____ when he ____ off the bridge.
    When someone jumps off a bridge with a rope attached to them, it's called a bungee jump.
  3. I ____ the phone after he ____ to my question.
    Sometimes you have to double the consonant like in the word 'drop', so add another 'p' then 'ed'.
  4. I asked you to copy it but you've already ____ it.
    Here, you change the 'y' for an 'i' then add ed. This isn't always the case and only applies to words ending in 'y'.
  5. I ____ and ____ my jumper and it shrunk.
    Here the word dry changes to dried.
  6. He ____ his dead hamster.
    Don't worry - this hamster is just asleep.
  7. She ____ the mountain and ____ when she got to the top.
    If the word ends in an 'e', like hike, all you need to do is add a 'd'.
  8. I ____ because I knew I'd ____.
    Lied is the past tense of lie. Each time we add 'ed' we are showing it has happened in the past.
  9. I ____ it really far but eventually I ____ it.
    When running in an egg and spoon race, always boil the egg first so that if it does drop you don't get egg everywhere.
  10. I ____ the egg and ____ the bread.
    Here you are changing the word fry to fried.

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