In KS1 we are introducing weekly spellings for your child to learn at home. These spellings will be published on your child's class website page on a Friday and will then be tested the following Friday in school.
The new English National Curriculum highlights the importance of being able to spell words accurately and through our daily RWI sessions in school we cover a lot of work on being able to spell decodable words (those that can be sounded out phonetically).
The weekly spellings will focus on 'common exception words', those words which are tricky and are not phonetically regular i.e. they cannot be sounded out. An example of a tricky word is ‘was’ – the phonetic spelling would be “woz”. The correct spelling of a tricky word has to be learnt and remembered. This takes lots of practice!
For tips on helping your child to learn their spellings, please see the information on the class pages under the spellings tab in the home learning section.
If you have any questions regarding this then please speak to your child's class teacher or myself as English subject leader
English Subject Leader