At Threshfield Primary School we firmly believe that good spelling is an essential skill which allows the children to communicate their understanding in all curriculum subjects. In order for pupils to develop into effective and confident writers, they need to develop, understand and use a range of effective spelling strategies. By providing the children with a range of strategies we equip them with the independence to attempt spellings before asking for adult help.

We particularly want the children to develop a love of language and the confidence to spell more challenging and ambitious words. In allowing them opportunities to develop a rich and exciting vocabulary, we are enabling them to become effective communicators.

Across school, we use the Read, Write, Inc spelling programme designed by Oxford Owl publications. Through taught sessions in class, the children explore the different spelling patterns from Year 2 - Year 6 and complete a range of different activities to support the children in embedding spelling skills. This learning is supported through weekly spelling tests, practised at home with parents.