We don’t teach the children spellings; we teach them how to spell
At Holywell, spelling is a thread that runs through writing from Nursery to Year 6. Our philosophy is to teach children the strategies for learning and practising how words are spelled, allowing them the opportunity to explore word roots and understand and appreciate the rich provenance of the evolution of our language.
foster a fascination for etymology and the roots of words embraced on our language from other languages
To find out more about our teaching of spelling at Holywell, have a look at our methodology below:
We love Spelling Shed a Holywell! Have a go at playing some of the games set for you on the website:
We use a variety of strategies to practice spelling in school. Here are some of our strategies to try: