Adding ing teaches KS1 children how to adapt verbs into the present tense. This requirement is stated in the Year 1 spelling list set out in the National Curriculum.
A verb is a doing word. To show a verb is happening now, we add ‘ing’ to the end, like ‘jump’ turns into ‘jumping’. All you need to do is add ‘ing’. However, if the word has a short vowel sound like ‘hop’, you need to double the last letter (the consonant), so that it says ‘hopping’. See how many you know of these ‘ing’ spellings.
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