Spellings are linked to the discrete Phonics and SPAG sessions as the children progress through from Reception to Year 2.
In EYFS children are taught to read and then later to spell non-decodable, common exception words (tricky words) and will bring these home on a bookmark or flashcards when they are working at that Phase.
In Year One, children are grouped for Phonics; their spellings are specifically chosen for their group. The first four spellings will reflect the spelling pattern that they are currently learning or revising and the fifth spelling will be a common exception word. Initially, some children may continue working on becoming secure at reading and spelling their Phase 2 and 3 common exception words before being given spellings to bring home.
In Year 2 children are taught suffixes and prefixes along with other spelling rules and patterns. Children in year two will have ten spellings. These link with the new National Curriculum Word Lists.