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St James' CE

Junior School

Care, Share & Respect

Spelling and Phonics

Spelling at SJS

At SJS, we use the Spelling Shed programme to support children as they build their use of vocabulary.  Children need to learn spelling patterns and rules, statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings and the Spelling Shed programme allows us to do this in a little but often structure, allowing the children to revisit and review their learning, as well as learning new strategies to apply in their writing.


The children are assessed and grouped according to developmental stage.  They will work with a teacher or teaching assistant who have been trained in school to deliver a consistent programme of education, with children's progress reviewed half-termly.

Phonics at SJS