Each UK state school has a list of statutory spellings that children are expected to learn by the end of the listed year group (for this list, it would be the end of Year 4). This downloadable PDF has a complete list of words for your child to practise and learn.
At Next Steps we like an investigative approach to spelling. Help your child look for patterns in the words. They could look for:
- digraphs, trigraphs and maybe even quadgraphs
- number of ascenders or descenders
- letters that don’t make a sound in the word
- other words with similar patterns
Other fun ways to learn spellings include writing the word backwards, writing in bubble writing or using a different coloured pencil for each letter.
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