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Spelling at Oakwood

Children are provided with Spelling Bank and this system is designed to support children’s phonics and spellings in school.

The KS2 Stage 2 Spelling Banks have been organised by phonemes, consolidating children’s knowledge of the grapheme-phoneme correspondences taught in Key Stage 1. As well as containing all the KS2 statutory spelling lists, they also introduce the most common tier-two vocabulary and morphemes, including Latin/Greek root words.

Weekly word lists all contain words with a particular phoneme but represented by different graphemes. This emphasises the idea that sounds can be represented in multiple ways. In brackets, you can see that aspects of morphology and etymology are identified.

Children will meet many of the same words several times under a different phoneme lens: this ensures regular exposure to the same word and provides good opportunity for over learning and retrieval.