Our Approach

Our school follows 'No Nonsense Spelling' which is a progressive spelling programme for Years 2-6. 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.

Pens on Fire

Each child has a 'Pens on Fire' book which is their journal for spelling practice. These books can be used at home and in school and give children space to creatively work on their spellings. Through 'No Nonsense Spelling' the children learn different strategies to support them.

Each week children will receive a list of spellings to learn and work on in their book.

Spelling Strategies