When we enable children to spell and spell with confidence we equip them with a life skill that is highly valued by employers.
The demands of the new Primary Curriculum mean that we need to move beyond weekly tests and help children use these words more than once a week. Spelling now makes up around a third of the end of Key Stage assessment, along with grammar, punctuation and handwriting.
Children who receive regular “Guided Spelling” sessions enjoy investigating spelling rules and spotting patterns. They speak of having fun yet learning at the same time.