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We aim for all of our pupils to be competent spellers and therefore focus our teaching on phonic spelling patterns, spelling rules and spelling investigations. We follow the spelling guidance set out in the National Curriculum.


In EYFS and Key Stage 1 and 2 phonics is taught using the Sounds Write programme of study.


Spelling is also taught through learning spelling rules; patterns based around prefixes and suffixes; polysyllabic words (Sounds Write) and commonly mispelt words.


Children are set weekly spelling investigations.  These words are based on spellings or spelling rules that have been taught in class.