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We understand that good spelling is an essential skill, which allows the children to communicate their understanding in all curriculum subjects. In order for pupils to develop into effective and confident writers they need to develop and use a range of applicable spelling strategies. In addition, we realise the important links made between decoding words and blending sounds: how these support children in building their own vocabulary bank. By providing the children with a range of strategies, we equip them with the independence to attempt spellings before asking for adult help.

Spelling is taught using an investigative and collaborative approach, focusing on spelling patterns, prefixes and suffixes, as well as knowledge of word origin and root words. 

We particularly want the children to develop a love of language and the confidence to spell more challenging and ambitious words. In allowing them opportunities to develop a rich and exciting vocabulary, we are enabling them to become effective communicators.

At the end of Year Two and Year 6, children will have a spelling test as part of their Statuary Tests. 

Please see the leaflet at the bottom of this page for the spelling rules and patterns that we teach in each year group.