Alongside phonics, we also teach the children how to spell from Year 1 onwards. We believe that learning to spell is an important tool for your child to use as an essential part of day-to-day life, as well as in their learning. We teach spelling using an investigative and collaborative approach, focusing on spelling patterns, prefixes and suffixes, knowledge of word origin and root words. At the end of Year Two, children will have a spelling test and also at the end of Year Six.
Additionally, we use the Spelling Shed to practise our spellings in an interactive way. Each week, children will be able to access their weekly spelling list and practise these words online to earn points and honey pots. Points can be spent to edit their avatar.
To access the spelling shed, click here.