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This year we will be using No Nonsense Spelling. Different patterns and rules will be practiced in class during the week and sent home to embed the learning.

Here are some ways for you to practise your spellings.

 

  1. Spelling word memory - create a double set of word cards and play a game of Spelling Word Memory by spreading out the cards face down and then taking turns flipping two cards at a time to find a pair.
  2. Flip 4 steps - write your spellings out on word cards, then turn them over face down. Flip over a word card, look at the word, say it out loud, say the letters, then flip it back over and write the word on paper.
  3. Trace, copy, recall - fold three columns on a piece of paper and label one column 'trace', the next 'copy' and the last 'recall'. Write the word in the first column and trace the letters. Next, copy the word by looking at what you've just written. Finally, fold and hide the first two columns and recall the spelling on your own as you write the word independently.
  4. Stairsteps - write the words as if they are stairs, adding one letter at a time.

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     sp

     spe

     spel

     spell