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Spelling for older learners (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Spelling challenges, worksheets, rules, games and practice for KS2 learners.

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Rising Stars Spelling
A Rising Stars resource. A fun unit focusing on /d3/ sound spelled  … read more
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Editing and improving - Spain fact file
A fact file about Spain, with errors that need correcting. Children  … read more
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An a to z of emotions
An A to Z of words on flashcards to describe emotions and feelings.  … read more
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Spelling strategies
Lots of fantastic visual and kinaesthetic ideas to help children  … read more
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Spelling - alphabetical order
An alphabetical ordering challenge for upper key stage 2. Includes  … read more
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Words with a -ssion suffix
A matching task to help children spell words with a ssion suffix.  … read more
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Active spelling activity cards
A set of activity cards to use during active spelling rotations.  … read more
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Investigating the 'ough' sound
A nice interactive class activity which looks at spelling words  … read more
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Spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes
A collection of photographs showings mistakes. Includes teaching  … read more
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Spelling tips – homophones and plurals
A set of teaching tips and ideas to help aid the teaching of  … read more
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Spelling tips – syllables and letter strings
A set of teaching tips and ideas to demonstrate how using syllables  … read more
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Spelling lists – Year 3
A structured set of spelling lists for year 3 Extract List  … read more
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Spelling word lists – year 5
A structured set of words. Uses common letter strings including  … read more
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Spelling word lists – year 4
A structured set of spelling lists. Using common letter strings  … read more
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Suffix sorting – al, ary and ic
Sort the root word into their suffix groups. Try encouraging  … read more
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Spelling match up – tion suffix
Explore using the suffix – tion to change a verb into noun. Perfect  … read more
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Compound word trios
A fun word game where learners make compound words in threes!  … read more
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Mnemonics - fun with words
Pupils have fun learning about mnemonics before learning to create  … read more
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Spelling crime scene investigators
This is a proof reading resource suitable for Yr 6 children,  … read more
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Word Circles
Super interactive resource for unscrambling anagrams of high  … read more
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Words within words
A great vocabulary lesson starter. Includes a PowerPoint and  … read more
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Word morph activity cards
A challenging word level resource: introduce activity with colourful  … read more
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Compound Words
Make compound words with the two word banks. Use as a fun lesson  … read more
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Rules for plurals
Children are asked to change singular words ending in 'f' to  … read more
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Adding-ing
This resource teaches children the spelling rules for adding  … read more
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Prefixes and suffixes
This activity provides practice for spelling conventions and  … read more
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Spelling: irregular verb forms
Write sentences changing words from past to present tense.  … read more
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Plurals
Really useful spelling tips and rules for pupils with two activities  … read more
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Investigate rr or r
Is it 'rr' or 'r'? Use a dictionary to investigate the words.  … read more
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Lemons and melons. Also available as an anagram snap -how many can you spot?!
Change the letters around to make an anagram and use the pictures  … read more
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Difficult words
Use the letters 'at', 'ou', 'it', 'on', 'eo', 'ie', 'ou', 'ch',  … read more
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Compound word machines
Use the 'word machine' to make compound words. This great resource  … read more
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When ed sounds like t
Add 'ed' to the words! The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings'  … read more
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Doubling the final consonant
Add the endings 'ing' 'er' 'ed' and 'y' to the words in the box.  … read more
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Picture crossword
A super crossword! Use the picture clues to spell the words.  … read more
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Strange plurals
Use a dictionary to work out the spelling conventions and rules  … read more
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Police spelling
Alpha, Bravo Charlie! A fun activity in which the children are  … read more
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Endings dice
A game in which children can choose and investigate words to  … read more
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Remembering spellings
Using mnemonics to remember spellings. This useful resource is  … read more
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Negative prefixes
Spelling Conventions and rules. Children look at the meaning  … read more
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Syllable magnets
Have fun with these magnets and write as many new words as you  … read more
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Spell in Anglo-Saxon
Study the runes! Answer the questions and try writing in runes!  … read more
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Valentine anagrams
Sort out the anagrams to reveal 'Valentine' words. A fun Snap  … read more
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Conundrums
Anagrams of nine letter words for children to solve. A useful  … read more
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From bad to worse!
Comparative and superlatives adjectives worksheet.  … read more
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Letter from 'Boy' to Mother
Read the letter from Dahl to his Mother and discuss how he must  … read more
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Spot the spelling mistakes
A useful exercise for consolidating punctuation and spelling  … read more
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Sus it out!
A language investigation activity. How many 'sus' or 'pro' words  … read more
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Spelling detective strikes again
A differentiated activity where children need to read a passage,  … read more
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Spelling challenges 'ough'
Spelling lists, missing words and a wordsearch for children to  … read more
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Easily confused words
Four vibrant posters listing easily confused words. Stick them  … read more
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Personal word wall
A useful word wall to improve and record personal spellings.  … read more
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Word games
Develop your children's vocabulary and spelling skills with our  … read more
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Super superlatives
A useful resource when working on persuasive language. A worksheet  … read more
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Spot the spelling mistake!
A list of spelling mistakes for children to identify and try  … read more
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Spelling log
A useful log for children to record misspellings or weekly spellings  … read more
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Spelling booklet cover
A generic cover for all the spelling booklets which includes  … read more
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Of or off?
Fill in the missing word with of or off!  … read more
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Our or are? Which do you use?
Fill in the missing word with our or are.  … read more
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Add there, they're or their
Complete the sentences and get better at using these tricky  … read more
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Look cover write check blank spelling grid
A useful grid which encourages pupils to learn words that they  … read more
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Compound words
Make as many compounds as possible from the words given.  … read more
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