Spelling

Spelling

Spelling lists will be sent home. Please support your child in learning these words. There are many methods to use at home: the basic strategies of ‘sounding out’ using phonics and look, cover, write, check work for many learners. However, you may also wish to try some of these approaches:

  • For 'tricky' words, think about shape and size of the word.
  • Break words down into syllables, e.g. re-mem-ber.
  • Use a mnemonic, e.g. necessary: one collar; two sleeves.
  • Say words as they sound/in a funny way, e.g. Wed-nes-day.
  • Encourage the children to find words within words, e.g. parliament: I AM parliament.
  • Sing it!

The following apps can also be used to liven up learning spellings:

  • Squeebles Spelling;
  • Spell with Pip;
  • Phonics Play;
  • Mr Thorne;
  • Pop words;
  • Word Bingo.
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