Adding ed teaches KS1 children how to change the spellings of verbs from the present to past tense. This sound is stipulated in the Year 1 spelling list set out in the National Curriculum.
A verb is a doing word. To show a verb has been done, we add ‘ed’ to the end, liked ‘jump’ turns into ‘jumped’. All you need to do is add ‘ed’. However, if the word has a short vowel sound like ‘hop’, you need to double the last letter (the consonant), making it 'hopped'. Test your knowledge on these ‘ed’ spellings.
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