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Tips and Ideas

Why not visit the Supporting Learning tab on the main site and click on handwriting? The sliding menu from this tab contains a handwriting sheet for every single spelling set!

At the front of each spellingbook, there are some general tips and ideas. Within each book, there are specific ideas to help your child to learn some of the trickier words. These may include looking at the root of a word, breaking it down into syllables or using daft rhymes to make the spelling more memorable.

Whilst a few children manage to learn their spellings by saying them out loud, it is more beneficial for your child to learn each one by looking at it closely, saying it, covering it and then writing it. Joining their writing creates a physical memory of the word. Please also practise a spelling within a sentence, since many children will spell a word correctly when it is written individually, but not when it is written as part of a sentence. 

The overall aim is that the children use their new spellings in their writing. On the back of the book, there are a few blank sets; your child's teacher may add a previous spelling here, if it is spelt incorrectly within their written work.

 

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Talking about a spelling is one of the best ways to avoid making the same mistake again.

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