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We aim for all of our pupils to be competent spellers and therefore focus our teaching on phonic spelling patterns, spelling rules and ensuring children are confident with the spelling of ‘tricky’ words. We follow the spelling guidance set out in the 2014 National Curriculum


In Key Stage 1 spellings are taught alongside phonics.  The words follow the phonic patterns being taught in class. Tricky words, that do not follow phonic patterns are also taught.


In key stage 2 spellings are taught through spelling rules; patterns based around prefixes and suffixes; tricky words and commonly mispelt words.


Children are set weekly spelling lists which are tested on Fridays.  These words are based on spellings that have been taught in class. Teachers publish spelling lists on their class blogs.