Spelling sheets

Recently, I attended a training session that focused on spellings.  From this training, I have changed the way I teach spellings.

At the start of every literacy lesson, the children receive 20 minutes of focused spelling work.  During this time, we focus on strategies for learning the spellings, identify tricky parts of the words and understand the meaning of the words.  

Because of this, there is no fixed day for holding the spelling test.  It is important that the children learn their spellings at home every day, so they are prepared for the test.  The idea behind this way of teaching is to stop the words being learnt to simply pass a test.  Many of the children will learn their spellings each week but then forget them or use them incorrectly once we have moved on.

There will always be a copy of the spellings on here, the children will each receive a hard copy and there are always spare sheets available in class.  

In addition to the weekly spellings, the children are also focusing on learning the list from the national curriculum.  I have uploaded a copy of this but I will also send a copy home.  Please try and spend some time with your child working on these.  They are tricky and there are a lot of them!

Many thanks

Holly Tench

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Duddon St Peter's Primary School

Tarporley Rd

Head teacher:
Paul Hudson B. Ed., NPQH

Main Contact: Julie Novak

Tel: 01829 781366
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