Spelling

Being able to spell is an incredibly important skill in primary school and all children at school in England will sit a spelling test at the end of Year 6. Children who can spell well are often more confident writers. They are more likely to write their ideas quickly and fluently as they don’t need to worry about whether or not their spelling is correct. They are also likely to be more adventurous with the words they use to express themselves.

Our spelling framework is based upon Appendix 1: Spelling of the English National Curriculum 2014. Each week the pupils are expected to learn a set of spellings based upon a wide range of spelling patterns and common exception words.

Our spelling framework is based upon Appendix 1: Spelling of the English National Curriculum

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 2 Common Exception Words

Statutory Spellings Years 3 & 4 

Statutory Spellings Year 5 & 6 

Helping with Spelling Homework

Memorising lists of words comes more easily to some children than to others. Here are a few ways to help children learn to spell and some tips for making spelling homework fun.

  • Build the words with magnetic letters, alphabet blocks, or scrabble piece.
  • Create your own crossword puzzle/word searches (there are online tools to help you do this https://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW)
  • Write the words in rainbow colours
  • Make flash cards
  • Play “Hangman”
  • Write a story using each spelling word
  • Find the words in a dictionary and use each word in a sentence