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It is really important your child practises their weekly spellings as much as possible at home. Please use the ideas below to support your child.

  • Play spelling tennis with a family member or friend (take it in turns to say a letter back and forth).
  • Write a short story using your spellings.
  • Write your spellings in order of the least letters to the most.
  • Play hangman using your spellings with a family member or friend.
  • Make a poster of your spellings and leave it somewhere you will see it every day.
  • Write your spellings in different types of sentences (questions, commands and exclamations).
  • Use a dictionary to find the meaning of your spellings and write them down.
  • Play anagrams with a family member or friend (jumble up the letters and guess the word).
  • Ask a family member or friend to test you on your spellings.
  • Write your spelling in different styles and colours (bubble writing, swirly letters, etc).
  • Write your spellings in alphabetical order.
  • Write your spelling in silly sentences.  CHALLENGE – can you get all words into one sentences?
  • Type your spellings onto a computer, ipad or phone.
  • Use spelling games or apps.
We are looking forward to showing families round our school, ready for the September 2024 Reception intake. You can book a visit by contacting the school office on 0115 9553440.