Spelling and Phonics
Spelling and phonics
Every class has weekly spelling lessons which are inline with the National Curriculum expectations. Lessons are designed to teach pupils the numerous spelling patterns and rules we have in the English language so that pupils can apply this knowledge to a whole range of words rather than just those they learn as part of homework. For pupils needing extra support with phonics, we have interventions in place taught either on a 1:1 or small group basis. Some of these groups are taken by our phonics specialist.
At St. Margaret's, we encourage pupils to use ambitious vocabulary. We foster independence so in each classroom there are a selection of dictionaries (paired with thesauruses) and children are allowed to use online spell checkers so they feel confident when using new vocabulary.
Please use the follow links to support your childs' spelling journey: