We use the No Nonsense Spelling programme from Year 2-6.
The No Nonsense Spelling Programme offers a comprehensive yet accessible progression in the teaching of spelling.
The focus of the programme is on the teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spelling conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings. The programme has clear progression through blocks of teaching units across the year.
Each new concept is taught, practised and then applied and assessed. Frequently there is also a ‘Revise’ session before the teaching session. A typical teaching sequence is as follows:
Activate prior knowledge
Revisit previous linked learning
Introduce the new concept
Practise Individual/group work
Extend/explore the concept independently
Assess through independent application
Explain and demonstrate understanding