The children will have a new set of spelling words to learn every fortnight. Please support your children to learn these words at home. The children will have anywhere between 5 and 12 spellings to bring home.
They will need their spelling book in school EVERY day as we will be using them to support our spelling work throughout the week.
The children need to learn their spelling words to use in their writing so at times they will be tested on words they have had previously to help them to keep the words fresh in their memories.
This year the children's spellings will be glued into the front of their spelling book and brought home. The children will do their spelling test in the back of their spelling book so that you can see how they got on with their spellings when they bring their book home.
We are having a go at lots of different strategies to help our spellings this year at school. You can encourage your child to use these strategies at home too. Have a look at the document below for ideas.
You could encourage your child to put some of their spelling words into sentences. This will help them to remember to use their spellings when they are writing sentences in other contexts. It can also be helpful to work out the meaning of words.