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St James' CE

Junior School

Care, Share & Respect

Spelling and Phonics

Spelling at St James'

At SJS, we use the No-Nonsense Spelling 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 NNS 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 their ability.  They will work with a teacher or teaching assistant who have been trained in school to deliver a consistent programme of education. At the end of each half term the children will be assessed again and put into new groups.