Woodmansterne Primary School

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Phonics and Spellings

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1)

 At Woodmansterne Primary School, we use a synthetic phonics programme called ‘Read Write Inc.’ to support the Key Stage 1 children’s reading, writing and spelling skills. Read Write Inc. is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, blending the sounds together to read and write words. Read Write Inc. starts with a simple code so children can achieve early success in their reading and writing. The programme is designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers and writers. Children work with a teacher, or a teaching assistant, in small groups for four Read Write Inc. sessions each week.  During each lesson, the teacher will focus on some key sounds, using them to explore spelling patterns and develop the children’s spelling skills.  

 Years 3-6 (Key Stage 2)

In KS2, spelling is planned for over a half term basis.  Children are grouped according to their spelling ability and specific spelling patterns, rules and skills are taught to support their learning.  Each week, teachers explore a spelling rule/pattern with their group and this is then practised as a group task during guided reading lessons every day. Examples of the spelling focus can be found on the Spelling Plan.  If you would like to support your child’s spelling at home, please use these spelling rules/patterns and the corresponding word list from the example word list on the plan.

 

Spelling Lists

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6 

Key Stage 2 Spelling Plans

Please find a list of spellings below that will be covered during this half term. These will be updated each half term. We would encourage you to practise these with your child at home.  For more information please contact your child's teacher.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 For Year 1 parents, we would recommend you and your child watch the following video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlpsmpWOUFY . Here is a link to the Year 1 Phonics Workshop held in March 2017.