Spelling and Word Study

Children in Key Stage Two have four spelling/word study lessons per week. Windmill follows the Read Write Inc. framework for spellings in Key Stage Two and use the project work booklets, meaning the learning of spelling patterns is progressive, consistent and engaging.

Word Study (an exploratory approach to spelling) is incorporated into spelling lessons and across the curriculum. It involves the exploration of words morphologically by using word investigation trees and so is used to enable children to link word meanings by identifying the root and how prefixes and suffixes change meaning and therefore expose children to a greater range of words within a word family.  

Spelling units generally last for two weeks and children are assessed at the end of each unit, with their scores recorded by the class teacher to monitor progress and attainment.