Children at St Nicholas Primary Academy start their spelling journey by accessing high quality phonics teaching through the Letters and Sounds programme. During Year 2 the children then move onto the Read, Write, Inc. spelling programme which begins with Phase 6 from Letters and Sounds.
How does this programme support your child in learning to spell?
RWInc Spelling is an interactive programme which teaches spellings in a fun and engaging way. Each unit is introduced with a short video. It helps children to learn spellings with common patterns and uses rules in order to help them recall spellings as well as teaching exceptions to these rules.
Individual workbooks allow children to practise their spellings and the teaching naturally follows on from the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Therefore the children are already proficient at using dots (for individual sounds) and dashes (for digraphs) and prefixes and suffixes can be added to root words to help them to spell with greater accuracy, understanding and confidence.