In the Garden and Bee Books, your child's teacher will highlight the eyes at the top of a set, to indicate that your child needs to learn to read the words in the set. Please do not tick the boxes at home. After being tested in school, the teacher will highlight the tick at the top of a set to show that your child needs to learn how to spell these words.
In all other books, the teacher will highlighted the tick at the top of a set to indicate the set of spellings for the week. Again, please do not tick them at home.
As the spellings become more complex, your child may receive a book with a speech bubble at the bottom of each set. This will be ticked at school once your child shows that they understand the words in the set and can say them in a suitable sentence.
In some books, the children will be asked to write the root word for each spelling and then write a sentence to demonstrate their comprehension of the word.
When your child has learnt each set, they can celebrate by colouring in one of the pictures on the last double page. At the end of each book, we take the opportunity to congratulate each child's successes, presenting them with a certificate in our Friday Celebration Assembly. There are many to collect!