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Writing

We want children to enjoy writing and become increasingly confident writers as they go through the school and beyond. Our structured writing curriculum begins in the final term of Nursery (through the Read Write Inc scheme) and into Reception, where the main writing focus is on letter formation.

 

From beginning as writers, children are encouraged to talk first. Whether it's 'saying the sounds' for c-a-t or constructing complex sentences, we believe confident writers need to confidently communicate orally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1 Spelling

When children begin writing, spelling often follows phonic cues e.g. because will be spelled 'becoz' or people spelled 'peepl'.  Children learn the spelling of words as they read e.g. cat, frog, bake etc. and they learn to spelling through our phonic teaching programme. We begin to introduce the spelling of irregular high frequency words (common words that don't follow a simple phonic pattern) in Year 1. 

Below is the list of words that we aim for all children to be able to spell and apply in their independent writing.

Spellings - 1

Spellings - 7

Spellings - 13

the

Mr

yellow

go

Mrs

blue

to

called

purple

into

asked

brown

I

people

orange

no

because

white

 

 

 

Spellings - 2

Spellings – 8

Spellings - 14

he

once

Monday

she

water

Tuesday

we

where

Wednesday

me

who

Thursday

be

again

Friday

was

though

Saturday / Sunday

 

 

 

Spellings - 3

Spellings - 9

Spellings - 15

you

through

January

they

friends

February

all

eyes

August

are

different

September

my

any

October

her

many

December

 

 

 

Spellings - 4

Spellings - 10

Spellings - 16

said

laughed

one

have

could

two

like

would

three

so

should

four

do

every

seven

some

someone

eight

 

 

 

Spellings - 5

Spellings - 11

Spellings - 17

come

thought

it’s

were

magic

we’re

there

more

there’s

little

everyone

don’t

one

these

didn’t

when

school

won’t

 

 

 

Spellings - 6

Spellings - 12

 

out

our

 

what

I’ll

 

with

I’ve

 

oh

animals

 

looked

house

 

their

didn’t

 

KS2 Spelling

In Year 3-6, we primarily use Spelling Shed for our curriculum 

Each year group has a comprehensive teaching plan, outlining a clear order and progression to the teaching of spelling. Each stage corresponds with the year group (Stage 4 = Year 4). An overview of Stage 3 to 6 can be downloaded below.

As well as providing teachers with a clear plan and engaging in-class activities, children also have the chance to independently practise using the Spelling Shed app. The app responds to the child's misconceptions and provides relevant extra practice in these areas.

It also provides children with a range of games and challenges to help make spelling fun!