In Key Stage 2, we follow a spelling scheme called “No Nonsense Spelling”. This involves specific spelling lessons a week based on learning various spelling patterns and statutory spelling words. Within the sessions, a range of strategies for learning spellings are introduced and practised. This enables pupils to choose the strategies they find most effective for learning different words.
The children are given spellings every week which are tested the following week. Learning needs to happen in school and at home to embed spellings successfully.
Tips for Learning Spellings at Home
Your child should use the range of learning strategies taught in school to practise the patterns and rules that match the weekly spellings each week - these strategies are listed in the document below. They should practise spellings in sentences and generate sentences for each word as this application skill is really useful to children being able to remember the spellings in context.