Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

At Kirton Lindsey Primary School grammar and punctuation is embedded in our English curriculum. For our spellings we use Star Spell and No Nonsense Spelling.

Our EYFS children use Little Wandle for their spellings, which is incorporated in their phonics sessions. From Year 1 onwards, children learn common spellings from patterns identified in the National Curriculum. Children are given 4 words per week from the Star Spell scheme and the list of words is built upon over the year, to ensure retention. The Star Spell scheme is shared with parents through their Reading Records. Year 2 children use Little Wandle starting with Phase 5 spellings in the Autumn term, a Bridge to spelling in the Spring term, and then onto other spelling in the Summer term.