Read Write Inc. Spelling Programme

We introduced the Spelling Programme from Year 2 to 6 for the following reasons-:

How does this programme support your child in learning to spell?

RWI Spelling is an interactive programme which teaches spellings in a fun and engaging way. Each unit is introduced with a short video. It helps children to learn spellings with common patterns and uses rules in order to help them recall spellings as well as teaching exceptions to these rules.

Individual workbooks allow children to practise their spellings and the teaching naturally follows on from the Spell Review part of the RWI phonics programme taught as soon as the children start in Reception. Therefore the children are already proficient at using dots (for individual sounds) and dashes (for special friends/digraphs) and prefixes and suffixes can be added to root words to help them to spell with greater accuracy, understanding and confidence. Log books give children ownership of their spellings and further consolidation at home.

How the Log Books support your child to spell

All children now have log books and these are important in helping them to practise the spellings they need to learn from each unit. Each unit explains the rules and gives handy tips and rhymes for remembering these. During the week the children will log the spellings they found tricky. At the beginning of the next unit they will do speed spell which will assess their ability to spell words with the previous weeks spelling pattern correctly. Again they will log any words that were misspelt from this activity.

Supporting Your Child's Spelling at Home 

To help you to support your children at home with their spellings on a weekly basis, the children will be given six-eight spellings from the unit they are currently on which will follow a set pattern (these are explained at the bottom of each page in their Spelling Log Books). They will be tested on these the following week. In addition to these your child will also be given six red or orange words to learn from the National Curriculum word lists which are words the children are expected to know for their age range. 

Handy Tips 

Spelling resources