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Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Practising Spellings at Home

  10 creative ways that children can learn their spellings:  
 


1) Listen Carefully:

     Ask your parents to spell out one of your words then you have to say what the word is they've spelt out.

 

2) Speed Writing:

    Ask your parent to time you and see how many times you can write the word correctly in one minute.

 

3) Scrabble Spelling:

    Find the letters you need to spell you words and then mix them up in the bag. Get your parents to time  

    you unscrambling your letters. For extra maths practice you could find out the value of each of your    

    words.

 

4) Story Time:

     Write a short story using all your words. Don't forget to check your punctuation!

 

5) Simple Sentence:

     Write a sentence for each of your words.

 

6) Finger Tracing:

    Use your finger to spell out each of your words on your mum or dad's back. Then it's their turn to write       the words on your back for your to feel and spell.

 

7) Spelling Steps:

     Write your words as if they were steps, adding one letter each time. (It's much easier doing    

     this on squared paper)
 

8) Ambidextrous:

     Swap your pen into the hand that you don't normally write with. Now try writing out your    

     spellings with that hand.

 

9) Listen Carefully:

     Ask your parents to spell out one of your words then you have to say what the word is they've spelt out.

 

10) LOOK - THINK - COVER - WRITE - CHECK


LOOK carefully at the new word. How can you break it into smaller bits? Do any of the smaller bits remind you of the patterns of letters from other words?

 

THINK about the parts of the words, which might cause problems - double letters for instance, or a vowel that isn't pronounced as you would expect.

 

COVER the word and close your eyes. Try to see it in your mind's eye.

 

WRITE the word down without looking back.

 

CHECK to see if you're right. If not, look carefully at where you went wrong and try again.

 

 

 

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