In Class One, children will be tested weekly on Rocket word cards (these are the common exception (tricky) words from the Year One National Curriculum) or Star word cards (these are the common exception words from the Year Two curriculum.)
Children will be tested once a week on their card. We ask that they bring this card with their spelling book into school every day, in case the day of their groupâ€™s test should change.
When they get full marks, their card will be swapped to the next set of spellings.
If they do not get full marks, they will keep the card for another week in hope that all of the spelling words will be fully embedded and not forgotten.
Please do not worry if your child is on a different card to their friends. This is a personalised method of spelling testing that we hope will suit every child.
Every now and again there will be spelling reviews where all of the tricky words from their year group will be tested to see if words from previous weeks are remembered.
When all the Common Exception word cards have been completed they will receive cards with the National Curriculum spelling rules for their year group (Planet word cards).
If you have any questions, please come and see us.