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Ready, steady... spell!


This year we are introducing a new incentive to help improve all children’s writing. Ready, steady… spell! will encourage children to learn to spell the common exception words from the National Curriculum 2014. Children will continue to bring home weekly lists which follow spelling rules and patterns and they will also be asked to learn some Ready, steady… spell words. Children will be tested on these spellings and teachers will also be monitoring children’s writing to ensure that they are seeing these words spelt correctly in context.


When the children are consistently spelling all of the words from each section in their writing, they will receive a badge to wear. The national expectation is that children will be able to read and spell all Bronze words by the end of year 2, all Silver words by the end of year 4 and all Gold words by the end of Year 6.


Any questions, please ask your class teacher.

Please click on the booklet below for some ideas to help with practising spellings at home.