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At Shiremoor Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum for spellings. A full breakdown and progression of spellings can be found in the English Appendix 1: Spelling.

English Appendix 2 includes progression across school for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.

Read Write Inc. also incorporates spellings into the programme. Children practise age appropriate spellings alongside their phonics.

Rising Stars is also used to support the teaching of spelling in each year group.


In each year group, the children are taught a number of Common Exception Words/Statutory Spellings which do not always follow phonological/spelling rules. Children will be assessed on these spellings according to their year group at the start of each year and will regularly practise any words which they do not do. Please regularly practise these spellings with your child at home. 

Please use the links below to access the Common Exception Words for each phase.