This comprehensive spelling document was created for the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families. It provides an overview and detailed spelling programs for students in Years 2 to 6.


  • Introduction
  • Overview of spelling objectives
  • A suggested sequence for the teaching of spelling
  • Year 2 programme
  • Year 3 programme
  • Year 4 programme
  • Year 5 programme
  • Year 6 programme
  • Appendices
  • Appendix 1: Knowledge of the spelling system
  • Appendix 2: Learning and practising spellings
  • Appendix 3: Application of spelling in writing
  • Appendix 4: A guide for parents
  • Appendix 5: The first 100 high-frequency words
  • Appendix 6: The next 200 most common words in order of frequency

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