As part of the new National Curriculum children are expected to learn compulsory lists of spellings. These words are ones which are used a lot or may be tricky to spell. It is expected that all children will be able to spell these words by the time they leave Norfolk Community Primary School.
In addition there are two sets of high frequency words which are taught in KS1. By the beginning of Year 3 all children should be able to spell the words on these lists.
We are teaching the Y3/4/5/6 lists through our regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons.
When learning new spelling words, children are encouraged to split words into syllables, create silly sentences, identify tricky parts of words and then say words in a silly voice to pronounce the tricky part, identify words within words, as well as Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check.
We use the Spelling Shed scheme to plan spelling lessons. This also includes online games for the children to practise their spellings at home.
The Spelling Shed is a spelling platform designed by a team of Primary School teachers. It is built with primary school students, teachers and parents in mind and aims to make spelling fun for students as well as simple for teachers to manage.