KS2 Spelling Workshop - Marlborough Primary School

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KS2 Spelling Workshop
Marlborough
Primary School
For every child’s bright future…
Malala Yousafzai
KS2 Spelling Workshop
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National Curriculum 2014 & Spelling
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School Provision
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Teaching & Learning
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Home Learning
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Questions?
NC 2014 & Spelling
Reception & KS1 (Years 1 & 2)
•Spelling based on phonics
•Children learn to segment to spell
•Children learn there are different ways of spelling
the same sound
•Children learn there are ‘tricky words’ e.g. said,
go, to, which require spelling to be by sight rather
than sound
Year 2
•Continue to build on phonic awareness
•Children learn about past and present tense
•Children are introduced to prefixes and suffixes
e.g. –ed
•Children start to learn about syllables
NC 2014 & Spelling
KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
•Statutory spelling lists consisting of words
frequently used in writing and commonly misspelled
•Children also learn how to spell words associated
with units through the IPC and in Science
•Spelling is based on investigating patterns, rules
and exceptions
•Spelling is based on morphology e.g. units of
meaning that make up words e.g. prefixes, root
words, suffixes
•Spelling is based on etymology i.e. how meaning
helps us to spell
NC 2014 & Spelling
Years 3 & 4 (Lower KS2)
Adding the suffix -ly
happy- happily
/y/ within words
myth, mystery
/ou/
young, touch, double
Common prefixes
& meanings
dis, mis, in, im, re, sub, inter,
anti, auto
Suffix -ation
Verb to noun
inform- information
-sure, -ture
measure, adventure
-sion –ssion –tion -cian
division, magician
-ous (focus on root words)
dangerous
/ch/
chef, scheme, chemist
/s/
science, scene
/ei/ /eigh/ /ey/
vein, weigh, obey
Homophones & near
homophones
here/hear
accept/except
NC 2014 & Spelling
Years 5 & 6 (Upper KS2)
-cious -tious
delicious, cautious
-cial -tial
official, essential (initial)
-ant
innocent, assistant
-ible -able
adorable, considerable
-ibly -ably
adorably, considerably
-fer
transfer, transferred,
transferring
Hyphens
co-ordinate
ei exceptions
deceive, ceiling
Letter string ‘ough’
bought, thought, although
Silent letters
doubt, knight, solemn
-ce –se homophones
noun - verb
advice, advise
practice, practise
School Provision
• Link between handwriting and
spelling (visual memory)
• Dictation (auditory, syntax)
• Wordsmith ‘Word Detectives’
• Bug Club
School Provision
Bug Club
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Splits NC into units
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Units last 3-4 weeks
Diagnostic
check
Application
Investigation
Spelling list
Exceptions
Morphology
Re-inforcing
School Provision
• Shift away from tests of memory
• Focus on patterns, rules and
exceptions
• Teach how to apply to unknown words
• Children learn strategies
What helps me to spell an unknown word?
Use
phonics
Use
syllables
Word
within a
word
Apply a
rule
Common
errors
Teaching & Learning
1. The Investigation Begins!
2. Human Morphemes/Word-a-tron
3. Mnemonics
4. Tricks for the Tricky Bits!
5. Word Families
Teaching & Learning
• Learn from mistakes
• Spelling journals
• Apply to writing
Home Learning
• Hangman
• Definitions
• Spelling Ball
• Bug Club games
Questions?
Marlborough
Primary School
For every child’s bright future…

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