Once our children have completed Phase 6 in phonics, they move onto our spelling lessons. Spelling lessons are taught daily through the use of Spelling Shed. On Monday children are introduced to their new spelling words, the rules of the spelling pattern and the meaning of the words. On Tuesday, children have the opportunity to practice these spellings using a variety of strategies (scribble spellings, rainbow spellings, spelling splats, look cover write check etc). On Wednesday the children then apply the context to their spelling words by writing them in sentences. Thursday’s lesson encourages the children to be creative whilst applying their spelling words in a silly story. The class teacher will give them some prompts of what they need to include in their story and all of their spelling words must be included. In addition to daily spelling lessons, the children are expected to practice their spellings at home too. They are then tested on a Friday morning.

Alongside our weekly spelling words, our children have ‘spelling splats’ these are the high frequency spellings in appendix 1 of the National Curriculum that all children are expected to know. These are referred to in all lessons and are highlighted in their books too.  

Once our children have completed Phase 6 in phonics, they move onto our spelling lessons. Spelling lessons are taught daily through the use of Spelling Shed. On Monday children are introduced to their new spelling words, the rules of the spelling pattern and the meaning of the words. On Tuesday, children have the opportunity to practice these spellings using a variety of strategies (scribble spellings, rainbow spellings, spelling splats, look cover write check etc). On Wednesday the children then apply the context to their spelling words by writing them in sentences. Thursday’s lesson encourages the children to be creative whilst applying their spelling words in a silly story. The class teacher will give them some prompts of what they need to include in their story and all of their spelling words must be included. In addition to daily spelling lessons, the children are expected to practice their spellings at home too. They are then tested on a Friday morning.

Alongside our weekly spelling words, our children have ‘spelling splats’ these are the high frequency spellings in appendix 1 of the National Curriculum that all children are expected to know. These are referred to in all lessons and are highlighted in their books too.  

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