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

Years 1 & 2

Spelling and the National Curriculum

 

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

 

The National Curriculum for Year 1 states that pupils should be taught to:

· Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught

· Spell common exception words (such as the and was)

· Spell the days of the week

· Name the letters of the alphabet

· Add some prefixes (such as un–) and suffixes (such as –ing and –ed) to words

 

In Year 2, children’s knowledge of spelling is assessed by a teacher assessment of children’s writing. The National Curriculum for Year 2 states that pupils should be taught to:

· Use knowledge of phonics to spell words correctly

· Learn new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones (such as there/they’re/their )

· Spell common exception words (such as because)

· Spell more words with contracted forms (such as it’s)

· Learn the possessive apostrophe (singular)

· Add suffixes to spell longer words (including –ment, and –ly)

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