In 5/6O, as part of our spelling focus, we have been exploring difficult to spell words (‘demon words’), homophones and words that derive from foreign languages. We’ve used a range of strategies to help us better understand and remember word structures and spelling patterns. We’ve also been building our word power through the WordMania game (you may have heard about this at home!) and some spelling games such as Bananagrams.
Also, some students have completed a series of word-investigations during our sessions. Today these students ran workshops for their peers on a range of different topics, including cliches, tongue-twisters, finger spelling and mondegreens! We all learnt lots of new things!