Spelling and Phonics

As part of our commitment to continually improving standards and attainment for all children, we have implemented the Read Write Inc. Spelling programme to boost standards in writing, grammar and spelling, in addition to Letters and Sounds which teaches phonics in foundation and year one.

Read Write Inc. Spelling is for children in Years 2 to 6 and embeds the national curriculum spelling skills using direct teaching in short, daily spelling sessions.  The programme has already proved effective in schools nationwide and we are excited to provide our children with a new and motivating approach to spelling.

The children take part in daily, bite-sized lessons that build knowledge cumulatively.  Three friendly aliens introduce the spelling rules on an exciting online spelling planet.  There is a lot of emphasis placed on partner and oral work to ensure children fully grasp the spelling concepts.  The children also have their own practice book that provides a range of activities to enhance understanding.  Any errors or misconceptions are logged in the children’s personal log books so that these can be practised at other times and also taken home for additional practice.

The programme also provides teachers with the opportunity to assess progress each half term and ensure children are understanding the spelling rules and filling the gaps in their knowledge.

The programme was written by Ruth Miskin who is one of the UK’s leading authorities on how to teach children to read.

National Curriculum spelling lists: 
Policies and Documentation