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National Curriculum spelling lists

The National Curriculum appendix for spelling provides examples of words for each pattern taught. The lists for each year group are a mixture of words children use frequently in their writing and those which they often misspell. Other words  teachers feel appropriate, for example technical and subject specific vocabulary, may also be taught.

The rules and guidance shown in the appendix are intended to support the teaching of spelling. Phonic knowledge should continue to underpin spelling after key stage 1 but children also need to develop an understanding of the relationship between meaning and spelling where relevant.

Useful links and apps for Spelling: