Pupils’ spelling of common words should be correct, including common exception words and other words that they have learnt (see English Appendix 1). Pupils should spell words as accurately as possible using their phonic knowledge and other knowledge of spelling, such as morphology and etymology.
At upper key stages 2 - years 5 and 6:
Pupils apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology), as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet
You can find Appendix 1 from the programmes of study from the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum regarding spelling by clicking here.
In school, we teach spellings and/or phonics daily. To enable us to ensure we cover all aspects of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum we use Read Write Inc. spellings to support staff in their delivery of spelling lessons. Further information about Read Write Inc. spelling can be found here: Read Write Inc. Spelling - Ruth Miskin Phonics Training
Click on the following links to find out how each of the spelling books we use in school link with Programmes of Study and Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum.
If a child does not pass their phonics screen check at Key Stage 1, when they start our school in Year 3, they will continue with their phonics learning as part of their daily spelling and reading sessions using Read Write Inc. We also carry out our own assessments on the Year 3 pupils to determine if any other pupils require this intervention.