Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Statutory Spelling lists syllabified

As the government acknowledges in its document on spelling, throughout the whole of Key Stage 2, teachers 'should continue to emphasise to pupils the relationship between sounds and letters, even when the relationships are unusual'.

The word lists for Years 3 and 4 and for Years 5 and 6 are statutory and, again, in the government's words, they are 'a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they most often misspell... but the 100 words in each list can easily be taught within the four years of Key Stage 2 alongside other words that teachers might find appropriate'.

In the PDF document below, I have split each polysyllabic word in both lists into their constituent syllables, marked which syllable in each word is stressed and made the occasional note about sound-spelling  representations. 

I hope you find them useful :)



These lists will be posted on the Sounds-Write website as free downloadable PDFs.
Or, alternatively: 
http://sounds-write.co.uk/Wordlist/Years3456wordlist2016.pdf

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