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Spelling & Phonics at Bolsover

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The National Curriculum Aims

The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that:


At lower key stages 2 - years 3 and 4:

Pupils’ spelling of common words should be correct, including common exception words and other words that they have learnt (see English Appendix 1). Pupils should spell words as accurately as possible using their phonic knowledge and other knowledge of spelling, such as morphology and etymology.


At upper key stages 2 - years 5 and 6:

Pupils apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology), as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet


You can find Appendix 1 from the programmes of study from the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum regarding spelling by clicking here.


Key Stage 1

 While pupils are in Key Stage 1 (at their previous school), they will be taught discrete phonics lessons. In Year 1 (and 2 if required), pupils will complete the phonics screening check to assess their understanding of the key sounds. Please click the following to find out more information about the Phonics Screen Check.


If a child does not pass their phonics screen check at Key Stage 1, when they start our school in Year 3, they will continue with their phonics learning as part of our Read Write Inc. intervention. We also carry out our own assessments on the Year 3 pupils to determine if any other pupils require this intervention.


We use Read Write Inc. to support phonics learning within school. Please click on the link for more information about Read Write Inc, and ways in which you can support your child's learning.  


Read Write Inc - Information and Support for Parents


Subject Policies & Guidance

English Policy

National Curriculum - English - Appendix 1 - Spelling 


Useful links and websites for English

Spelling Frame