Most of us, even if we consider ourselves to be good spellers, make spelling mistakes at some point. What is important is that we know what to do when we get stuck and know how to correct our mistakes.
The English language is a rich and complex language but despite its complexity, 85% of the English spelling system is predictable. Your child will learn the rules and conventions of the system and the spelling strategies needed to become a confident speller.
At Temple Meadow, children will learn a variety of techniques and spelling strategies. We believe it is vital that children should be provided with the opportunities to explore and investigate spelling patterns and rule in order to apply their skills and deepen their understanding.
There are many strategies that you can use that will help your child become a confident and accurate speller. These include:
Encourage your child to have a go at spelling words that they are unsure of. This will give them the opportunity to try out spelling strategies and to identify those that they find useful. You can help them to use the strategies outlined above and praise their efforts.