Babcock Spelling Scheme

For use of parents and children of Lindfield Primary Academy only

Tips for learning spellings at home

Learning at home needs to be an extension of the practice in school. Consider

  • limiting the number of words to five or less a week to ensure success and enable deeper learning
  • making sure pupils and parents have access to the range of learning strategies which have been taught in school, to use in home learning
  • assessing spellings in context, for example: learning spellings in a given sentence, generating sentences for each word, assessing through unseen dictated sentences
  • keeping an ongoing record of words learnt and setting very high expectations of correct application in writing once a word has been learned.

The learning strategies below are introduced incrementally throughout the programme and can then be used to support learning spellings at home.