In light of more prescriptive guidance about spelling rules and exceptions alongside banks of words to learn, as teachers we need to consider how to teach spelling effectively.
It is critical we take an investigative approach to the teaching of spelling and make time for the exploration of spelling patterns, rules and shapes.
A weekly spelling test will not fire the imaginations of our young people. By taking a more dramatic position of providing termly spelling bee experiences where an award can be achieved will excite and motivate all.
Included in this download is a full compendium of Spelling Bees. 100 words for each year group, every term to enable you to deliver the spelling components of the new National Curriculum.