During spelling lessons, children are given regular opportunities to practise the words on the National Curriculum statutory word lists. These are words that all children are expected to be able to spell by the age of eleven. We have divided the words into five colour bands:
- Turquoise (words children are expected to know by Year 3)
- Red and Yellow (words children are expected to know by the end of Year 4)
- Green and Blue (words children are expected to know by the end of Year 6)
Your child will have been told what colour list to practise this term. Each week children will be given a number of words from their list to practise as part of their weekly spellings. As with times tables, most children will need lots of practise in order to learn the words. Children will move onto the next colour spelling badge when they can spell a sufficient number of spellings from their current list.
For spelling lists for the respective year groups, please visit our ENGLISH webpage.