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At Roebuck Academy we aim to develop spelling and writing skills throughout every child's time at school, preparing them for their journey to Secondary education.

In Reception and Key Stage One we primarily use the phonic strategies of decoding, segmenting and blending to assist children in the learning of their spellings. Some children also learn their spellings by rote. We also use, from Year 2 up, No Nonsense Spelling as a scheme to support children with a variety of methods in which to support spellings. Many words still have to be learned, sometimes referred to as common exception words, so providing children with a variety of methods can and will support this. As a part of every child's homework, spelling lists are sent home weekly in the child's spelling journal and we encourage parents & carers to help your children to work on these daily (little and often)

Common exception words lists and link can be found here