Spelling at Kingshurst Primary School
We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school. We want this acquisition of knowledge and skills to support their understanding of reading, writing and spoken language.
At Kingshurst Primary School, we follow the Nonsense Spelling Scheme (NNS). The focus of the programme is on the teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spelling conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings. The NNS spelling programme begins in Year 2.
For more information on the spelling patterns and rules covered within each year group, click on the document below.
Statutory Word Lists
How can I help my child at home?
There are a number of simple but effective spelling strategies that can be used at home to support with learning how to spell new words. The children at Kingshurst are already very familiar with these strategies.