As we move towards preparing your child for next year, our home spelling programme becomes a bit more formal. You can, however, continue to use the activities that I sent home earlier in the year with these Essential Words lists.
Your child should learn a few new words each week and revise words previously worked on. Even though they can spell them correctly one day, it does not necessarily mean that they will be able to the following week. They really know a word when they are using it correctly in their independent writing.
Lists will be tested a couple of times throughout the next two terms but not on a weekly basis. If your child knows the words in their current list, please write a note in their yellow reading journal requesting the next list. I will have a look at their independent writing and see if they are regularly using them correctly and get back to you.