At Cherry Tree Hill, we teach spellings through a phoneme centered approach. Spellings are split into sound families and the spellings under each sound have been linked to the National Curriculum statutory spellings, homophones and suggested patterns for the year group. Spellings are taught discreteltly and daily, throughout our spelling programme there is opportunity for spaced retrieval practise to embed words.
To teach spellings we follow a 5 step approach:
Children should use their spelling voice when practising spellings, this voice more closely matches trickier spellings to their sounds by exaggerating and lingering on syllables, ensure sounds are pure and saying consonants clearly and crisply
In years 2-6, children receive 10 words which follow the chosen phoneme, spellings are given out in the home-school diary weekly.