The importance of spelling is not underestimated at Cottam Primary. Learning to spell helps with your child's reading as they build and rely on the same mental imagery. Spellings are a great way to improve and extend our vocabulary, helping us to further understand the words that we read and new words we meet. Strong spelling helps lessen the stresses of writing, freeing children up to use their imaginations more. So, as well as learning to spell new words, we take time to learn what they mean and strive to use them within our writing.
Learning Spellings at Home
Please take a few moments to flick through these ideas for helping your children with their spellings at home. We explain our approach to spellings in Key Stage 2 and include a separate list of spelling strategies for your further support.
Statutory Spellings by Year Group
Here are the statutory spellings - ones given within the 2014 National Curriculum - that each Key Stage 2 year group has to learn. These will be covered across the year along with a range of spellings to help develop the children's use of spelling rules, prefixes and suffixes.