We have written many times about teaching spellings, and how challenging it can be for teachers and pupils. The demands of SPaG, end-of-year group tests, and expectations from stakeholders, teaching spellings is not likely to disappear from education anytime soon. As pupils are becoming more adept with the use of technology, finding resources and activities to keep pupils challenged and engaged is significant.
Recently launched by popular curriculum expert and ex-headteacher Andrew Brodie, The ‘Let’s Do Spelling Apps’ feature hundreds of words for children to practise all carefully matched to the latest National Curriculum wordlists and are perfect preparations for SATs.
The Spelling Apps cover six age ranges: 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 and 10-11. They are split into bright and interactive sections all with inbuilt audio, including ‘Learn, Write, Check’ where children can practise spelling words at different difficulty levels and ‘Progress tests’ where children can have a go at spelling words in context. There’s an opportunity for children to record their own quiz and then have fun testing their friends and family. A handy progress screen shows at a glance how well you are getting on and what you still need to practise.
Individually priced at £2.99*, the apps are all available from the Apple App Store.
Alternatively, all six apps are packaged together in a bundle priced at £8.99* from the App Store, and can be obtained by clicking here.
Click on the following links to view the separate apps:
Spelling Ages 5-6: Andrew Brodie Basics – (Click here) Year 1
Spelling Ages 6-7: Andrew Brodie Basics – (Click here) Year 2
Spelling Ages 7-8: Andrew Brodie Basics – (Click here) Year 3
Spelling Ages 8-9: Andrew Brodie Basics – (Click here) Year 4
Spelling Ages 9-10: Andrew Brodie Basics – (Click here) Year 5
Spelling Ages 10-11: Andrew Brodie Basics – (Click here) Year 6
*Price correct at the time of publication