At HIghlees, we firmly believe spelling is a fundamental literacy skill that enables children to develop strong writing skills as they grow. We use the Rising Stars spelling scheme to ensure coverage and progression in key spelling rules and patterns. Alongside this, we ensure the children are taught key topic related vocabulary linked to other areas of the curriculum.
We particularly want the children to develop a love of language and the confidence to spell more challenging and ambitious words. From Year 2, children are introduced to and explore a key word each day using storytelling word a day.