In addition to the spelling rules that children learn throughout the year, there are a number of common exception and ‘tricky’ words that children need to learn how to spell. Each half-term, Y1-Y6 will be focusing on 20 of these words; these will be their spelling bee words. At the start of each half-term, they will be given a test on these words before they have had a chance to practise them. The words will then be uploaded to the class page of the school website.They will then be tested on the same spellings at the end of the half-term with the aim of improving their score. Certificates will be issued for children who improve their score by 5 or more and/or achieve full marks. The class average will then be taken, and the highest class average will receive the ‘Spelling Bee’ trophy to keep in their classroom!
Your child’s class spelling bee words will be set on Spelling Shed so that they can play spelling games related to these words.
Spelling Bee Roll of Honour 2023/2024