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Spelling and Grammar

At our school we consider spelling to be an important part of children's writing. With quick recall of patterns or consistent use of phonic skills, children are able to focus on the content of their writing, enabling them to use technical skills as well as creativity.


We follow the 'Rocket Phonics' phonics programme in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2.


In addition to this, children in Years 1 to 6 have a number of words to learn to read by sight and spell quickly without use of phonics. We teach and practise these, as well as learning definitions and vocabulary skills.  These words can be found inside Reading Record books in all year groups to enable children to practice them at home, as it is evident that those children who practise at home, benefit immensely.


Children get a great deal from practising their spellings - a sense of pride in a good spelling test score- but more importantly the chance to expand their written vocabulary and express themselves more clearly and articulately as readers.