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Accurate spelling helps children become fluent and effective writers.  Throughout Key Stage 2 children will learn spelling rules and patterns using a variety of strategies, together with dictionary work and proof-reading techniques.  The following key spellings should be learned alongside the weekly spelling lists.

Here are some fun ideas to help your child learn how to spell.


‘Reading feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.’

 (National Curriculum 2016)


Book talk helps to develop understanding and comprehension and makes reading a pleasurable and rewarding activity.

Here are some question prompts to get the discussion started.

Recommended Reading


Below you will find a list of authors and works that I would recommend year five and six children to read. These recommendations have been chosen to develop reading skills but also, and most importantly, because they are fun to read.


Government research has shown that reading for pleasure is important for educational and personal development.


In addition, the link below gives you access to a wealth of further recommendations.

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