One of the ways that we can ensure our writing is accurate, clear and able to be understood is by demonstrating correct spelling. We want our children to be able to apply clear, well-developed strategies that are consistent throughout the school in order that spelling is not a barrier to the written expression of their ideas.
We use Letter and Sounds, followed by the No Nonsense Spelling programme to enable a consistent and clear approach to teaching spelling in the classroom.
We focus on 3 main strategies for spelling:
* Those at the point of writing: ‘If I’m stuck with a word while I’m writing, what can I do?’
These strategies rely on pupils drawing on numerous taught strategies and patterns, including their phonics, as well as classroom resources to ‘have a go’.
* Strategies after the point of writing: ‘How can I make the spelling in my writing as accurate as it can be?’
These are centred around developing effective proofreading skills to enable misspelt words to be identified and corrected.
* Those necessary for learning spellings: ‘How can I make sure I’m being really successful at learning spellings?’
These strategies refer to different ways in which children are taught and learn spelling patterns, including common exception words, homophones and words, personal to them, which they find tricky.
Spelling Frame is used from Year 2 as an online platform for practising spellings both in school and at home. All children have their own logins and teacher use this platform to support in-class teaching and assessment. If your child has forgotten their login, please contact their class teacher for a reminder of their details.