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Cam Everlands Primary School

We Believe, Achieve and Celebrate

Cam Everlands Primary School

We Believe, Achieve and Celebrate

Spelling

Supporting Spelling

 

At Cam Everlands we promote children in becoming independent spellers. In addition to children (from Y1-Y6) learning a set group of spellings each week we encourage the children to develop strong spelling strategies in class. Below shows how spelling skills are supported throughout the school.

 

 

Must

Should

Could

R

Display YR tricky words

 

Display key topical words

Attempt decodable words using spelling buttons;

 

A single dot for a single phoneme

A short dash for a digraph

A zig zag for a trigraph

An underarch for a split digraph

 

Make phonetically plausible attempts at new words in child initiated writing

1

Display Y1 tricky words

 

Display key topical words

 

Provide a spelling bank for Y1 HFWs

 

Attempt decodable words using spelling buttons;

 

A single dot for a single phoneme

A short dash for a digraph

A zig zag for a trigraph

An underarch for a split digraph

 

Make phonetically plausible attempts at new words during independent writing

2

Display Y2 tricky words

 

Display key topical words

 

Provide a spelling bank for Y2 HFWs

 

Attempt decodable words using spelling buttons;

 

A single dot for a single phoneme

A short dash for a digraph

A zig zag for a trigraph

An underarch for a split digraph

 

Make phonetically plausible attempts at new words during independent writing, showing a greater awareness of spelling patterns and  rules

KS2

Display key topical words

 

Provide a spelling bank for Y3-6 ‘must know’ spellings

 

Practise spellings identified in their books

 

Use a dictionary

 

Attempt decodable words using spelling buttons;

 

A single dot for a single phoneme

A short dash for a digraph

A zig zag for a trigraph

An underarch for a split digraph

 

 

Create and use their own dictionary

 

Use a double line under a word to highlight an unsure spelling

 

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