Did you know...
•Our alphabet has 26 letters.
•There are 44 speech sounds.
•The speech sounds can be put into 144 combinations!
•The 144 combinations make up 500,000 words in common use.
•21 consonant letters = 24 sounds
•5 vowel letters = 20 sounds!
The key to teaching spelling for older pupils is:
-Foster an interest of the history of our language.
-Teach strategies, rules and conventions systematically and explicitly (spelling scheme)
-Help with recognising how to improve their own spelling and become independent spellers with their own strategies.
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