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Spellings and Grammar

At Loughton School we believe that spelling, writing and reading share a cyclical relationship. They support each other and so without a firm understanding of spelling, children may not reach their full reading and writing potential. We aim to give children the tools and strategies they will need to develop into confident spellers. We aim to instil a love of words by encouraging children to explore words, their origins and meanings. This will in turn feed into their writing and reading. We aim for any teaching of spelling to be robust, challenging and engaging.

We recognise that parents play a key role in supporting their child with learning spellings. Therefore, we like you to practise spellings with the children at home regularly. Some useful ideas are included here.

Grammar is now taught specifically within our English lessons, and is often referred to as 'SpaG (spelling and grammar). This document shows you the definitions of the grammar terminology used.