Try these simple strategies and watch your child sore with their spelling!

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rainbow writing

Our students love to practice writing their name, sight words, and more using rainbow writing.

In rainbow writing, students write each word first with a pencil. Then they trace over each word three times with a coloured pencil or marker. Each time they trace they must use a different colour.

This can be taken even further by going outside with fairy liquid, chalk or even paint. Create some rainbows today!


Silly sentences

Silly sentences are sentences that make grammatical sense but describe something silly or made-up, like "The yellow cow talked about underground stars."

They allow your child to apply their spellings and sight words in a fun and interesting way.

Try some silly sentences this week and bring a smile to your child’s spelling practice.



This website is one of the best online resources out there. We use it regularly with our students and what an impact it’s had!

SumDog allows pupils to practise and apply spelling patterns whilst playing games online against their friends. Parents can specify which spellings their child can focus on or allow SumDog to choose for them.

Logon and get competing!


outdoor learning

One of the most effective ways to help your child with your spelling however is to get them outside!

This can be as simple as throwing a ball back and forth whilst spelling out their focus words for this week.

To take this further, apply this week’s spellings into sentences using one word sentences. Take turns saying one word at a time whilst trowing the ball back and forth. The aim is to build a sentence together but can you include this week’s spellings?

It’s incredible how much more engaged a child can be when they are on their feet in the fresh air!


We genuinely hope that these strategies prove to be effective for you child at home. If you have any questions or need any extra support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to make a difference to your child’s learning.