To support the planning and delivery of spelling in school, we use the Jane Considine Spelling Book approach. This is a clear and systematic approach which will provide our pupils with life-long strategies. Spelling is taught logically so that pupils understand how ‘probability matching’ (Diane McGuiness) of sounds heard to grapheme representation will strengthen their spelling. It has been developed to ensure breadth and coverage of all the National Curriculum spelling requirements for each year group.
‘The Spelling Book’ provides a coherent system for teaching spelling consistently and supports pupils to define what it means to be an effective speller. The underlying structure of the approach is based on three zones of spelling. The patterns of spelling are taught through the GROUPINGs, the pressure of spelling is eased through the IMPROVINGs and the remembering and recall of spelling through the AQUIRINGs.