Spelling support for parents

Sounds & Syllables Spellings
In Key Stage 2 at Bury School we teach spellings daily using the Sounds & Syllables approach.
We have been using this scheme since early 2023.
This approach focuses on providing children with strategies to approach the spelling of polysyllabic words and resources to draw upon when faced with particular sound-spelling correspondences that may be uncommon or tricky. 
The key principles are:
  • Say the word in a spelling voice (say the sounds in an exaggerated way that would help identify the spellings more accurately)
  • Split the word into its syllables.
  • Say and spell the sounds in each syllable.
Please find below the presentation from the parent meeting and additional supporting documents.
Parent Workshop Presentation
The Sequence
Tier Overviews 3-6