We believe that the teaching of spelling is fundamental to our writing progression. At Reginald Mitchell Primary School spelling is taught in a clear and focused way within teaching and learning and where necessary as a daily session.  We have created a progression of spelling encompassing the statutory required spellings and where possible links to our writing and topic.

spelling policy

Year 2

Spelling is a key focus for Year 2, it is taught through daily sessions and where necessary in small groups, which are differentiated according to the children’s phonic awareness and development. This is supplemented by a wide range of activities such as Little Wandle, Espresso and Education City. Each session gives an opportunity for children to revisit on a daily basis Common Exception Words, be taught new words, word families, spelling patterns. They then practise together or independently and then apply what they have learned through for example dictated sentences.

Year 3 and 4

Spelling in Years 3 & 4 is taught through the daily teaching of SPAG and through the English lessons. Expectations are that the spelling of Key Stage One Common Exception Words is secure, but where not, this will be a focus of intervention. Some children may also require further support with phonics and again this will be taught through the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds intervention scheme. For the majority of children, the spelling progression outlined in our writing documents builds throughout Year 3 and 4 and the children are taught, learn and apply spellings as on-going part of daily learning

Year 5 and 6

Spelling in Years 5 & 6 is taught through the daily teaching of SPAG and through the English lessons. Expectations are that the spelling of Key Stage One Common Exception Words and the Year 3 and 4 spelling list is secure, but where not, this will be a focus of intervention. For the majority of children, the spelling progression outlined in our writing documents builds throughout Year 5 and 6 and the children are taught, learn and apply spellings as on-going part of daily learning

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