This one-day CPD event will offer an overview of strategies used in the Herts for Learning SOS Spelling KS2 Project used to improve pupils’ spelling achievement over an 8-week period.
The project draws on the following strategies to improve pupils’ achievement in spelling:
- tracking back to review prior learning and make connections
- prioritising key learning and addressing specific gaps through miscue analysis
- simplifying and repeating core activities to aid with cognitive load
- equipping children with the language of spelling
- modelling the use of metacognition when spelling
- providing opportunities for pupils to articulate their thinking
Headline Project data is showing that pupils from participating schools made on average 13 months of progress in spelling age during the 8-week project period. 91% of all participating pupils made four or more months of progress in spelling age gains. 75% of all pupils made six months progress or more in spelling age.
Furthermore, following the 8-week project period, pupils typically demonstrated the following improvements in spelling:
- deeper enjoyment and engagement
- increased self-monitoring and self-correct
- improved recall of spelling conventions taught
- increased confidence and willingness to have a go at more adventurous vocabulary in independent writing
- more transference of skills across contexts
- greater ability to articulate knowledge including specific spelling terminology