Spelling

KEY STAGE 1

The National Curriculum has significantly raised the expectation of pupils’ spelling in Key Stage 1. Whilst there are no statutory word lists for Y1 and Y2, the curriculum content for these years are available below so that parents and carers can become familiar with the expectation of their child’s spelling.

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KEY STAGE 2

The National Curriculum has also significantly raised the expectation of pupils’ spelling in Key Stage 2. The word-lists provided for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell.

We have decided to put the word lists here for parents and carers so that they can see the sort of spelling rules and patterns that their children are learning, and also so that they may apply them in homework tasks/blog posts where appropriate.

Y3 & Y4 Word List
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Y3 Y4

Y5 & Y6 Word List
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Y5 Y6