Helpful Tips to Learn Spellings
Your child will bring home spellings every week to learn. I normally give these out on a Wednesday and they need to learnt for the following Tuesday. Words are usually linked to spelling/phonic sessions we have carried out in class that week. The children will be asked to write down the words in sentences that I read out. For example: I can paint a snake. This is testing the ability to spell the words paint and snake correctly, and will also help me to see if they can correctly punctuate their sentences and also write down a sentence without missing words out.
How can you help your child learn their spellings?
The ‘LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK!’ Method
LOOK Look at the word or small group of words with a similar pattern. Break up the words to see if there are any smaller words within it.
SAY Say the word thinking about the pattern and trying to visualise the word in your head.
COVER Cover the word up so it can’t be seen.
WRITE Try writing the word with it still covered up (no peeping!).
CHECK Check the word with your child to see if it has been spelt correctly. If a mistake has been made, repeat the process again.