We have decided to shake up the way we test spellings in year 3/4 in the hopes of being able to support the children in understanding and applying the spelling rules we are learning in all of their writing.
Therefore, from now on we will only send home a few of the year 3/4 tricky words to learn each week. These are the words the children need to know how to spell by the end of year 4. As well as this we will send an activity home for the children to explore the spelling rule that we have been looking at in school. We hope that this will ensure that children have a deeper understanding of the spelling rule and can apply it to a range of spelling words.
We will then test the children on the tricky words and a few unseen words that the fit the spelling rule on Monday. This will give teachers an opportunity to see how well the children have understood the spelling rule.