Spelling in KS2

Children in Key Stage 2 have regular spelling lessons following the Sounds and Syllables programme. This spelling programme has been designed to be universal, simple and logical. Key concepts include: matching spellings to speech sounds, orthography, morphology and etymology.


Teachers ensure that the taught spelling strategies have an impact where they matter most – in the children’s writing. They do this by making explicit links back to taught spelling patterns and strategies when writing and consistently modelling and promoting the spelling strategies at the point of writing.


The children are taught the following 5 step sequence to spell a word:

  1. Say the word clearly
  2. Snip the word into syllables
  3. Say the sounds and write the spellings
  4. Target tricky spellings
  5. Lock in tricky spellings.

For further information about our spelling programme, please visit: JW Education