Spelling is taught daily in 20 minute sessions.
When teaching spelling we will
· recognise the importance of teaching children the knowledge needed for them to become competent spellers. Writing ideas down fluently relies upon effective transcription: (the relationship between phonics, word structure (morphology) and spelling structure (orthography).
· help the children to understand the history that has, and continues to, shape our spelling system and to unlock the mystery of spelling.
· ensure the basis of our teaching is through morphology, grouping English words families (words which are related to each other by a combination of form, grammar and meaning). Mastering basic morphological principles allows children to have a way of working out the spelling of over half a million words.
· support children with the spelling of root words by revisiting, reinforcing and drawing upon their prior knowledge of phonics through reading and spelling.
· Through etymology, children are expose children to the stories behind why irregular words are spelt that way. Graphic strategies are applied to assist with the memorisation of these words.
· ensure that vocabulary linked to projects, technical words, new language is taught through English lessons and subject specific lessons.
· be encouraged to use their knowledge of grapheme phoneme correspondence when making choices about how to spell unknown words.
· create daily spelling sessions including an opportunity to revisit previous learning, acquire new learning about spelling rule and finally to practice and apply this learning.
· ensure our teaching is responsive and ensures that children apply their learning of spelling in writing tasks across the curriculum.