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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096


Since the introduction of the new National Curriculum in 2014, the expectations in relation to children’s spelling have increased. 

During academic year 2015-16 we introduced a new scheme, RWI Spelling, to support the teaching and learning of spelling. The scheme has been successful in helping children understand the sound system, the many common spelling patterns and the ways that prefixes and suffixes change the meaning of words (like un- and -ful). 

There are also many other common words and irregular, complex words which prove an exception to these rules in the English language which children are expected to have knowledge of. Copies of these can be accessed via the links below.

Weekly spelling lists will be sent home on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. This is to support children in widening their spelling vocabulary and using these spellings correctly in their everyday writing . 

This will run alongside our current RWI phonics and spelling schemes which use a synthetic phonics approach to build awareness of the range of spelling patterns.

Year 1 and 2 spellings

Year 3 and 4 spellings

Year 5 and 6 spellings