"Let grammar, punctuation and spelling in to your life! Even the most energetic and wonderful mess has to be turned in to sentences" - Terry Pratchett (Author)
Spelling is an integral part of children’s reading and writing development. As children develop spelling competency, their confidence and independence in writing will increase.
Reception and Year 1 are taught spellings as part of their daily phonic lessons.
Year 2 to Year 4 are taught daily phonics, using the "No Nonsense Spelling" program.
A video to explain No Nonsense Spelling can be found here:
We send "Common Exception Words" home at the start of every year, in order for children to practise reading/spelling and writing them independently. The expectation is that every child will be wholly confident with their Common Exception Words by the end of the appropriate academic year.
The documents below inform you of our practise and also how you can continue to support your child at home with their spellings: