All children in Year 1-6 receive weekly spellings to learn as part of their homework and handwriting practise.

We have completely reviewed the way we teach spelling in school. We have also taken into account comments made in the annual parent questionnaire and listened to your feedback.


All children will now receive spellings that are taken from the list of statutory words and the spelling patterns that they should learn as part of the statutory curriculum. An extension task is included with each set of spellings to deepen and consolidate children’s learning. We highly recommend that children engage with this work at home.

Children will do a short spelling test in class each week; the day will depend on the timetable in your child’s class. Repetition is key to learning spellings, for this reason key stage 2 children will repeat some statutory words in the future and we will keep revising and revisiting common words or patterns throughout the year. We don’t just want children to learn spellings for a test, we want them to spell these words correctly in their writing, therefore we will focus on application of spellings within teacher assessments.

Reception children will continue to learn sounds/words in their phonic lessons but will not have formal spelling work sent home. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your child’s class teacher. Thank you for your support with your child’s learning.