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01/04/24

Liora is running the Manchester Marathon for Chobham Friends!You can help raise money for Chobham Friends by donating online https://t.co/37hFmmQGEl

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

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08/03/24

A fantastic International Women’s Day at Chobham today! Celebrating all women and helping to 💜💜 pic.twitter.com/8dffQkuDVd

04/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

03/03/24

We are sooooo proud of our choir who are competing on Manchester today! We send all the luck and positivity! https://t.co/v0ZDGUNhkC

03/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

29/02/24

Year 2’s first ever visit to the primary school library for their first Accelerated Reader session! These readers are super excited to get their hands on the big books! pic.twitter.com/nY65QV5uaG

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Our YUCAN group were lucky enough to go to Shrek’s Adventure and then for a trip on the London Eye this week! So much fun for these amazing pupils! pic.twitter.com/wxQYqDyqfZ

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Year 4 were happy historians at The British Museum last week learning all about things from the past. pic.twitter.com/SFC2KNy8zu

29/02/24

Get along to Chess Club on Thursdays at the Lighthouse and Gardens! With an amazing teacher every week for only £6 per child! pic.twitter.com/mqFwkiRE3A

28/02/24

Important team talks and tactics before the boys and girls’ football matches today! Well done to our boys for winning and reaching the final!! pic.twitter.com/BhrFZiFvIP

15/02/24

Please sign up to support us on to increase our chances of winning a massive £1,000 donation! Every new person who joins counts as an extra entry - but hurry, you've only got until the end of the week. It's completely free to help: https://t.co/51mhDqf8Zc

15/02/24

Thank you to all the amazing stalls who came and participated in our Cultural Celebration Day last week! It was an amazing event with such a range of things on offer from many different cultures! 🥳🥳🥳#culturalcelebration pic.twitter.com/nU1YOtIh18

15/02/24

A huge thank you to ! The girls absolutely love their new kits from their sponsor! It really is amazing to see them wearing them with pride! 🤩🤩 https://t.co/x0ukWvZgrX

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

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Spellings

Starting from Year 1, we empower our students with essential spelling skills through our comprehensive spelling booklets. Each half term, children receive a booklet containing up to 15 carefully selected spellings to master.

Our approach is guided by the National Curriculum objectives, with each week focusing on a specific spelling rule. This structured method aims to support children memorising spellings, and also develops students' ability to recognise patterns and apply spelling rules across various contexts.

Moreover, the words from these booklets are integrated into our handwriting lessons, ensuring that students encounter and practice these essential vocabulary terms regularly. To support long-term retention, spellings are strategically divided into 10 new words and a selection of review words from previous weeks. 

In Year 1, spellings are carefully ordered to mirror the sounds that children are learning in the RWI programme. There may be times when teachers identify certain sounds that need reviewing, and therefore may direct alternative spellings on some weeks, to ensure that they are adapting to the needs of the children in that year group. 

Here are some helpful tips to support your child's spelling:

  • Practice little and often: Encourage your child to practice spelling regularly, ideally every day. This consistent effort will help them improve over time. Avoid learning all spellings at once. Focus on a few each day and re-visit them. 

  • Learn the rules: Familiarise yourself and your child with common spelling rules and patterns. Understanding these rules makes spelling much easier.

  • Use tricks: Help your child create mnemonic devices or memory tricks to remember tricky words. Funny phrases or memorable images can make learning more fun and effective.

  • Break words: Teach children to break down complex words into smaller parts or syllables. By focusing on these smaller components, spelling becomes more manageable. (Think how most of us say Wednesday when we write it down "Wed - nes - day")

  • Use words: Encourage children to use spelling words in sentences or stories. This contextual learning helps reinforce understanding of how words are used correctly.

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Year 1 Spellings 23rd May 2024 Download
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Year 6 Spellings 23rd May 2024 Download