Key Stage 1
Once children in Key Stage 1 have completed the Read Write Inc phonics programme, they will move on to daily spelling sessions. These sessions teach the spelling objectives prescribed for each year group and consolidate the good phonic knowledge taught by the Read Write Inc phonics programme.
Key Stage 2
Daily spelling session takes place in Key Stage 2. These sessions teach the spelling objectives prescribed for each year group. The focus for these sessions is to review, teach, practice and apply taught spelling patterns in a fun and creative way to apply these in their writing.
Whole school spelling and home spellings
Every Friday morning, Children in Years 1-6 take place in ‘Ice Cool Spelling’ sessions. Ice cool spelling is a successful spelling scheme that is built on repetition and challenge. The children are split into ability groups and tested weekly on a list of common words and words that are set out in the National Curriculum. A copy of their current ‘Ice Cool Spelling’ list will be sent home weekly.
All spellings must be correct in the list to move on to the next level. As children progress further into the programme, they will be expected to use the spelling words provided in grammatically correct sentences that demonstrate that the children understand the words being spelt. The aim of this is to improve vocabulary and also encourage the use of spelling words in everyday writing.