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KS2: English: En3: Writing: Spelling

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4. Pupils should be taught:

Spelling strategies

  1. to sound out phonemes
  2. to analyse words into syllables and other known words
  3. to apply knowledge of spelling conventions
  4. to use knowledge of common letter strings, visual patterns and analogies
  5. to check their spelling using word banks, dictionaries and spellcheckers
  6. to revise and build on their knowledge of words and spelling patterns


  1. the meaning, use and spelling of common prefixes and suffixes
  2. the spelling of words with inflectional endings
  3. the relevance of word families, roots and origins of words
  4. the use of appropriate terminology, including vowel, consonant, homophone and syllable.

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