Here at Eyke Primary School we teach spelling through a spelling platform with a comprehensive collection of lessons and games called the Spelling Shed. It aims to make spelling fun for students, whilst still giving 100% coverage of the ELA spelling standards. The scheme we use is broken up into a weekly progression with a Spelling Shed list for each week plus printable activities and resources to aid teaching.
Spelling lessons are taught weekly across all classes, through exploratory methods of spelling patterns. There is less emphasis on spelling tests, although children are still tested on some of the words. However, more emphasis is placed on learning the spelling patterns and themes of irregular and irregular words throughout the English language. Exploring and discovering new words and embedding the patterns for spelling is the most important thing.
Children have been given their own unique username and password and they can log on using any laptop, desktop or mobile device. Please encourage your child to play the games throughout the week, including the Hive area, where they can go against their classmates to practise their spellings.