Substrand 9.3: Reviewing spelling and increasing knowledge of word derivations, patterns and families
With these teaching approaches you can help your pupils secure the knowledge they already have, and develop strategies to improve where needed in more challenging or ambitious areas.
Pupils will have been taught aspects of this substrand at Key Stage 2, and therefore you will want to use the teaching ideas selectively. Year 6 pupils will have been taught how to spell familiar words correctly and to employ a range of strategies to spell difficult and unfamiliar words. They will also have studied how to use appropriate strategies to edit, proofread and correct spelling in their own work and on screen. Less confident pupils may, therefore, need reinforcement and consolidation, while more-able pupils could be encouraged to pursue investigations that develop their appreciation of the origins and patterns of English spelling, enabling them to make ambitious word choices in a variety of writing tasks.
These teaching approaches are suggestions to help teach pupils who need their spelling reinforced. It also shows how pupils who do not currently use an ambitious or challenging vocabulary (with its associated spelling issues) can be helped to broaden and improve their writing style without losing accuracy. This is part of Teaching for progression: Writing.
Find a set of teaching approaches to help develop pupils' knowledge of words and their derivations. This is the 'Increasing pupils' knowledge of words, their derivations and patterns' section of the Framework for English substrand 9.3: 'Reviewing spelling and increasing knowledge of word derivations, patterns and families’, and is part of Teaching for progression: Writing.