Spelling strategies

Here are some ideas of activities children can do to practise their spellings:

Trace, copy and replicate and check: Copy a word and go over it several times to help muscle memory.

Quick write: Write out as many of those spellings as possible in 1 minute.

Drawing around the word: Draw around the word and look at the shape.

Words without vowels: Write the words out without their vowels. Repeat without consonants.

Pyramid words: Write words out as a pyramid, starting with the first letter, then first and second letters etc.

Spelling is now a crucial part of our end of year assessment so it is important that children develop strategies to help them remember how to spell words accurately. If you have any questions about this, talk to your child’s class teacher.

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