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At Leigh Beck we aim for all of our pupils to be competent spellers and therefore focus our teaching on spelling rules and consolidation of ‘tricky’ words.  In every year groups we have ‘words of the week’ and base our weekly spelling teaching on those root words and finding similar words.  We have based on spelling scheme on the 2014 National Curriculum.  For each Key stage there are required words which children are expected to be able to spell.  These have been divided up into sets for each year group. 

These word lists are sent home with children on a weekly basis from Year 1 upwards.  It is expected that the children practise these at home as well as at school using methods which suit their learning style e.g. Look, Cover, Write, Check.

This is a link to our root words for each year group