We learn spelling through the use of No Nonsense Spelling scheme. This focuses on explicitly teaching spelling strategies and rules to the children, matched to their year group expectations outlined in the National Curriculum. http://www.swaffhamjuniorschool.com/docs/National_Curriculum_Spelling_appendix.pdf .
Through this scheme, the school has designed our very own Spelling Bee. Through this the children learn a set of words linking to the strategies and rules they have been taught in lessons. The children are quizzed throughout the half term and then have a final Spelling Bee on all the words learnt. We then give out certificates for the Spelling Bee Champion for each class and a certificate for the most improved score as a way of recognising the children’s achievements. The Spelling Bee sheets change each half term and are individual for each year group. Please click on the relevant year group to download the PDF copies of each Spelling Bee.
We are currently learning: Summer Term 2
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We encourage the children to practice their spellings as much as possible both in school and at home. To help your child with their spellings http://www.spellzone.com/ and https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/at-school/subject-guides/spelling-at-primary-school/ has some great resources.