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HfL SOS Spelling Key Stage 2 Project: Implications for classroom practice- Warren TSA (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Warren Road Primary School, Warren Road
Course Tutors
Ruth Goodman / Michelle Nicholson
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Target Audience
Classroom Teachers
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Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
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

Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the training, participants will:

  • explore how to enable pupils (and teachers) to have a more positive relationship with spelling

  • develop subject knowledge in order to be able to accurately identify pupils’ misconceptions, and prioritise key learning areas for individuals

  • learn how to develop memory strategies to support pupils in storing their learning in their long-term memory, and accessing and applying this learning in independent writing

  • explore how to improve the standards in spelling for a group of target pupils

  • consider how to implement and manage a whole class teaching sequence that meets the varying needs of individuals.

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 29 January 2020
End Date
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 28 January 2020
09:30 - 15:30
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