In Early Years and Key Stage One, learning to correctly spell words is closely linked to the sounds they are learning in Read, Write Inc. In Key Stage Two, children follow a structured scheme called ‘No Nonsense Spelling’. Word investigations are promoted through the use of spelling journals and spellings are practised weekly using a range of different strategies.
At the start of every unit of work, pupils are given differentiated spelling lists, which include common exception words and text-related words, which are the focus for the sequence. At the start of every lesson, pupils practise two spelling words which should then be used in their writing for that day. We have high expectations for spelling and expect children to copy spelling accurately, whenever they are displayed.
- Pupils will be able to spell the common exception words for their year group and will use these accurately in their writing
- Pupils will apply what they have learned in spelling to their writing in all subjects
- Pupils will continue to use their knowledge of phonics to help them spell accurately
- Pupils will ‘have a go’ and will use their knowledge of word reading to check to see if a spelling ‘looks right’
- The percentage of pupils working at age-related expectations and above age-related expectations for Writing, within each year group, will be at least in-line with national averages and will match the ambitious targets of individual children
- Pupils and teaching staff will be confident with the grammar terminology and this will be used consistently and accurately across the school