This year some of the classes are following an individual spelling programme. It will be based on unknown basic sight words, Brendan Culligan's corewords and the children's own personal choices. These are the blank copies that we use to record their spellings each week.
To help with their spellings, I created these spelling boxes for them to practice. They are made from old biscuit tins. The base contains play sand and the lid holds the magnetic letters. They can be stacked and stored easily when we are finished by popping the lid back on.
The children love them and are keen to use them each day!
Other strategies we use are:
- spelling out loud as they trace the letters on their hand
- writing on the whiteboards as they spell them
- writing a word on another child's back and they have to guess which word it is!
Feel free to comment below with other spelling suggestions.