The thing is if you don't do the spellings, will everyone else ? My boys in particular couldn't spell for toffee until year 4/5 when it suddenly all clicked overnight , so does it matter ? I don't know...
Thanks Scarlett. TBH I'm not sure I care whether the others do it. At the moment I'm aiming to cover some of them, but I'm not happy to make her learn 13. The thing is all of the pupils have their own individual lists and my DD's ahead anyway (although now having minor panic that she doesn't know 'said' and 'was' although she can easily read them
) She'd been given one list of 5 or 6 which most of the others appear to have then had it replaced with this.
DD's the kind of child who loves writing, already writes in full sentences, and will make up her own stories in the car, constantly asking how to spell words correctly. I simply don't think it's appropriate or of any benefit to her to push her though them so quickly.
I'm not a teacher.It's hard isn't it .
I am -was- an English teacher.
Thanks DenDe. I agree totally. I'd far sooner she learnt them properly and retained them for use in her writing. Absolutely Guest55. I still remember DS doing brilliantly in his spelling tests and making careless errors in his written work.
PS I've just looked at the spelling list and realised she has 2 whole years to learn 170 or so words!!!