Prior to Y2, spelling is taught through the Little Wandle phonics programme. (see teaching of phonics)
To supplement their learning, children will be given a weekly rocket which contains words that have been covered in the phonics lessons that week. It is the expectation that children will be able to read and spell these words and we ask for families to support them in practising this.
No Nonsense Spelling
Hodge Hill’s approach to spelling has been developed in accordance with the National Curriculum. Following the No Nonsense Spelling Programme, pupils from Y2-Y6 are taught the spelling rules for their phase as well as commonly occurring words for their year group. Pupils have opportunities to revise and recap on previously taught rules. Pupils will have words to practice at home - these will focus on the spelling pattern for the week and may include some words from their year group list. There is no weekly spelling test, however, pupils are expected to use the patterns and vocabulary studied within their independent writing.
How can Parents help their children learning their spellings?
Have a look at some of these ideas!