Subject leader Mrs Binks – Headteacher
Please also see the website page for reading and phonics for more information about this.
Spelling in KS1
Spelling in KS2
The majority of children in KS2 learn spellings by working through the National Curriculum Appendix 1, which organises learning objectives and spelling patterns into age related expectations. Each week, a particular spelling pattern (e.g. words ending in –tion or words containing ‘ough’) will be taught to children in class and the children will be given a list of words including this pattern to learn. Children will practise these spellings in school but are also expected to practise reading and spelling the words at home, in preparation for a spelling test on Fridays. This helps children to gain a greater understanding of the words so they can spell them correctly in their writing.
In addition to this, we also use Nessy Reading and Spelling. This is an online tool which involves games and activities to support the children in learning their spellings. In a trial of this programme, we found that children engaged with this well, were eager to learn and made good progress.