Spelling: approaches and schemes (primary)
See how schools motivate pupils and engage parents in spelling, including how 1 school creates a buzz with a termly spelling bee. Plus, find examples of spelling schemes for the National Curriculum.
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Using innovative spelling systems to motivate pupils
“Spelling passports” to unlock progress to the next level
Ivy Lane Primary School in Wiltshire uses a “spelling passport” system inspired by the solar system.
Pupils complete 1 passport to move onto the next, starting with easier words (Mercury) through to harder words as they get a planet on their passport that is further from the sun. There's also a Milky Way option for pupils that pass beyond the Pluto passport.
“Spelling menus” to offer a range of ways to practise spelling
Warden House Primary School in Kent has 2 “spelling menus” at the bottom of this page on its website.
They offer pupils interesting ways of practising spelling, such as: