In Key Stage 1, our children learn spelling through their daily Read Write Inc. Phonics sessions. Once they have reached the end of the Read Write Inc. programme - usually during their Year 2 - the children begin learning and practising spelling in a different way.
Each week, the children will learn a new spelling rule or pattern with their teacher. This focus will be taken from the National Curriculum spelling requirements for their year group. They will talk about the rule/pattern and take part in some activities to support their learning.
The children will then focus on a set of words that fall within the rule/pattern during that week, practising spelling them at home and at school in preparation for a quick test the following week.
Additionally, the children's spelling will be supported through the teaching of units of work within 'The Write Stuff' programme which we use for English teaching in Key Stage 2.
Punctuation and Grammar
In Years 2-6, children receive one discrete PaG lesson per week. Their teacher will focus on one aspect of the National Curriculum requirements for their year group, using the Classroom Secrets overview/mapping to ensure that full coverage is achieved. Children will take part in whole class and paired activities as well as having the opportunity to complete a range of exercises independently. Each week, the children will take home a PaG exercise that supports the learning they have done in school that week.
Additionally, our children use www.Rollama.com to support their SPaG learning at home and at school. Teachers set specific tasks for children to complete and also provide targets/goals.