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Our Aim

We aim to teach our children to become competent at spelling but also to have an interest in words themselves, for example the word origin and history (etymology). Children who can spell well are often more confident writers. They are more likely to write their ideas quickly and fluently as they don't need to worry about whether or not their spelling is correct. They are also likely to be more adventurous with the words they use to express themselves. Spelling helps children to communicate confidently in the written form. It also helps with reading and vocabulary development.


Entitlement and curriculum provision

Spelling is explicitly taught as part of a planned programme following the requirements of the National Curriculum.  In the Foundation Stage and Year One, pupils have daily sessions of phonics. In Years Two to Six, pupils have regular, focused spelling sessions throughout the week. 


Spelling in Year 2 – Year 6

A big focus on phonics continues when the children enter Key Stage Two. We continue to build and develop their phonic knowledge with the increasing complexity of words the children are exposed to. Every class has regular spelling sessions.  We have moved our focus away from testing and spend more time during the week exploring the rules and phonic patterns, identifying word meanings and syllabifying the words in order to make them easier to spell.

Spelling Shed

Class teachers will set a list of words for the children to learn which will be the spellings they are focusing on that week in class. These will appear on the child’s home screen. The stages reference the year group e.g. stage 3 = Year 3. It is so important to keep revising previous year group’s spellings throughout a child’s spelling journey.

It would be great if you could support your child with this at home. Please click on the link below to access the website.


Parent Guide for Spelling Shed

School Motto

Joy, Respect, Wisdom, Love, Hope

Mission Statement

Learning to Love, Learning to Live Together

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