We use the Read, Write Inc spelling scheme as the basis for our teaching and learning of spelling across Y2 and KS2. This consists of daily sessions practising words which follow spelling patterns using a variety of strategies. In KS2 this is alternated each week with a focus on words which do not follow spelling patterns, i.e common exception words. These are practised through quizzes, dictation and handwriting practise fortnightly.
- Prior to commencing, and upon completion of the Read, Write inc spelling scheme, each year pupils undertake a short spelling test to monitor their individual progress.
- Similarly, an assessment of pupils’ spelling of common exception words is undertaken at the beginning and end of each year in KS2.