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Spelling

A bank of accurately spelt key words and spelling rules to call on aids both reading fluency and writing speed and accuracy. High frequency, tricky and common exception words are mapped out progressively for each year group in Key Stage 1, alongside the required spelling rules. These are assessed regularly and a range of resources are used in the classroom to support children in securing these within their long term memory.

In Key Stage 2, from Year 3 onwards, the progressive and proven 'No Nonsense Spelling' programme is followed. We ensure that each child is considered individually, and whilst we follow the programme in order, it is ensured that any gaps are filled before proceeding. For this academic year only due to lockdown, Year 3 will also teach discrete phonics lessons in the Autumn term.