Tag Archives: spelling

MFL Spelling Game

This week I made up a game for my children to practice the alphabet. I put lots of individual letters into a bag, and they had to take it in turns to draw a letter out and say its name. … Continue reading

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E is for English

I couldn’t write an A to Z of languages without including my own mother tongue. It’s an unusual language in so many ways, with its quirky spelling and rich vocabulary, and I love it. After Mandarin and Spanish it is … Continue reading

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Learning to spell in French

We’ve been working really hard on spellings in French this year. It’s the first year of French and we have been looking at pets. For the topic we learnt eight words for animals, and I challenged them to learn how … Continue reading

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Why MFL is good for children with SEN

A few days ago I read something that made me really angry. It was an article written by a parent about how the education system is letting her children down. At first I was sympathetic, and found myself nodding along … Continue reading

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Teaching the split e phoneme

This is a method I picked up from Sue Kerrigan at Let Me Learn. It’s simple but very effective and I have used it successfully with a group of children who were finding words like “cake” and “make” really tricky … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Awareness Week

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, so it seemed a good time for a reminder of some of the posts I have written about the subject, and for some suggestions of other interesting pieces to read. Something simple that everybody … Continue reading

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S is for…

S is for…Spelling. Some children find spelling easy; others have to work really hard at it. If this is you – don’t worry. First of all, remember what we said about improvement. If you get 0 out of 10 for … Continue reading

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