Opportunities  to enhance pupils’ vocabulary at JRS arise naturally from their reading and writing. As vocabulary increases, we show pupils how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language. We also teach pupils how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning along with exceptions to the rule when learning spellings!

We are currently working on documents to show the progression through the year groups from Year 1 – 6, which cover phonics (linked to the Essential Letters and Sounds programme), spelling rules and statutory words. These will appear below once ready.

 Click here for Spelling progression document for Y1

 Click here for Spelling progression document for Y2

 Click here for Spelling progression document for Y3

 Click here for Spelling progression document for Y4

 Click here for Spelling progression document for Y5

 Click here for Spelling progression document for Y6


Whilst in The Infant School there aren't statutory words to be learnt, there is a list of common words and exceptions that are beneficial to be able to spell correctly.

That list can be found here.

In the Junior School, although we continue to explore phonics as a tool for develop spelling, we also use the “No Nonsense” spelling scheme. In the Junior school there are statutory lists of words which the children must learn to spell, we break these down into two lists. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell.

Click here for Statutory spelling word lists for Y3 & Y4

Click here for Statutory spelling word lists for Y5 & Y6


SNIP Programme

The SNIP programme (used in school as an intervention) is designed to support rapid development in reading and spelling through activities that children can access and work through at their own pace with minimal support (if they are working at the right level).  Please access these activities if your child is in need of using some additional time to catch up, maintain or revise their reading and spelling patterns. Full instructions are at the front of the pack. 

You can start in any place and work through each session or stage or you can dip in and out if you are able to identify the spelling patterns in need of revising. This is suitable for all ages.

Using these programmes is a great opportunity for your child to consolidate or catch up with these skills whilst they do not have the pressures of continually moving learning within the curriculum.

 Guide to SNIP

 SNIP Literacy Part 1

 SNIP Literacy Part 2

 SNIP Literacy Part 3

 SNIP Literacy Part 4