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Our Spelling Scheme


At White Court School we use a spelling scheme called No Nonsense Spellings across all year groups from Years 2-6. The spelling work in Early Years and Year 1 is built into their Phonics scheme. The focus of the programme is on the teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spelling conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings.


The programme consists of the following elements:

  • The requirements of the National Curriculum, which have been organised into strands and then broken down into termly overviews. 
  • 5 lesson types included in the structure to allow our children at White Court Schoool to progress through their spelling education: Revise/Teach/Learn/Practise/Apply/Assess. 


The following document shows the termly breakdown of all objectives covered in each year group: