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Spelling is so important! Each week, you'll be given  a list of 5 words (which use a specific spelling pattern/rule) to learn. You will be tested on these 5 words. In addition to this, you will also be tested on 5 other words which use this same spelling pattern AND 5 words which you have already learnt in previous weeks. To help you, here is a list of different ways that you could learn your spellings each week. There are lots of ideas so hopefully, you'll find one that suits you!


  1. Spelling scribble - You've had a go at this in class! Now why not try it at home?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 th 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.
  5. Stairsteps - write the words as if they are stairs, adding one letter at a time.