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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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