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Spelling Strategy

Teaching Intervention Parental Support Marking and classroom Assessment

Reception Daily Read Write Inc Intervention is put in Word cards are sent home for Assessment is carried
phonics lessons for place for those who parents/carers each week to out as outlined in the
around 40 minutes, are falling behind practise reading and perhaps Read Write Inc scheme
learning new sounds where they work in writing for the more able. of work.
and then learning to a small group with a
blend, read and then TA for about two
write together. Red sessions a week.
words (sight
recognition) are taught
discreetly during these

KS1 Read Write Inc scheme Intervention usually Spelling homework is issued Spellings are picked up on Assessment is carried
followed daily takes the form of each week and includes a mix in the marking of out as outlined in the
throughout years 1 and Nessy. of common exception words children’s work and there Read Write Inc scheme
2. and words from the phonic is often a requirement for of work.
sounds that week. children to practise some
Cursive handwriting is of these words at the next The words sent home
begun in year one opportunity. are tested every two
which helps as a weeks and children
kinaesthetic aid to Spelling journals are scoring poorly are
spelling. introduced and used for identified and some
words that the children intervention is put in
We adopt a are finding difficult to place.
multisensory approach learn.
to learning spellings,
including writing in the Spelling displays are seen
air, using a variety of in each classroom.
materials to write etc.
KS2 Spellings are taught Children, who are Spelling homework is sent Spellings are picked up on A spelling assessment
directly for at least 40 identified as home every week and is based in the marking of is completed at the
minutes a week – this benefitting from it, on that week’s spelling rule and children’s work and there beginning and end of
is often part of the receive extra some of the 100 key words for is often a requirement for every two terms
literacy lesson. These spelling support that phase. children to practise some through a dictation
sessions include which could include of these words at the next test which identifies
teaching and phonics work. opportunity. children who are
understanding of the struggling and rules
spelling rule, looking at Proofreading and editing that have not been
common exceptions, forms a key part of each learned effectively.
dictionary work and extended writing task
spelling practise using where children are There is a weekly
multisensory expected to identify and spelling test based on
techniques. correct misspelt words homework to identify
themselves. those who are not
Spellings are based on learning spellings at
rules outlined in the Spelling journals are home.
school spelling passed up from the year
program, broken down below and used for words
into terms, which can children are finding
be found on the shared difficult to learn.
Spelling displays are seen
Cursive handwriting is in each room.
continued as a
kinaesthetic aid to