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Spelling Can Be Fun
15th April 2015

‘The wrdos can be a total mses and yuo can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.’

 

Wondering why you are able to read the above paragraph when it is clearly misspelled?  It is because you are fluent readers; and the path to fluent reading includes a firm foundation in the following areas:

● Phoneme knowledge represented by letters and their spelling.
● An awareness of the familiar letter sequences and repeated patterns in the writing system.
● Knowledge of word structure and spelling.

At the Primary Campus your child will participate in a range of meaningful and fun spelling lessons.  Children learn to spell in a variety of different ways and at Alice Smith it is our aim to teach the children a range of strategies to learn phonics, spelling patterns and set word lists. Every week, all children from Year 1 to Year 6 will receive spelling homework and we ask that you please support your child with these tasks. You can do this by:   

● Getting your child to practise their weekly spellings.
● Making games out of finding words with the particular phoneme or pattern that your child is currently learning.
● Using Apps on iPads and other tablets to enthuse and encourage the practising of word lists such as:
 - Move and Match   

 - The Spelling Bee

As always if you have any questions please speak directly to your child’s class teacher.


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