Raintree Helps Teachers Raise Spelling Standards in the KS2 Classroom

In 2014, 24% of children failed to leave primary school with level 4

or above in their KS2 assessments in grammar, punctuation and
spelling. Performance in this area lags significantly behind that in
reading, where only 11% fail to achieve level 41. In light of this,
teachers are looking for solutions to improve standards of spelling
at KS2.

No Nonsense Spelling meets this need. It was developed by the
Babcock LDP Literacy team in response to Devon teachers’
concerns over implementing the New Curriculum. The team, made
up of experienced KS1-2 teachers and advisers, saw great results
in Devon and collaborated with Raintree Publishers to offer the
programme to the whole country.

The Programme:
• Meets the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for
England and Wales
• Has a clear progression through blocks of teaching units across
the year
• Explains how to teach spelling effectively
• Contains editable resources and video guidance from Babcock
LDP, with a teacher’s book for each year, Years 2-6.

"No Nonsense Spelling has helped me, first and foremost, to up my game in spelling. It’s very clear on the rules and patterns you have to follow, but then also makes clear activities you can use to help teach that spelling pattern. The children are now obsessed with spelling!” - Martin Evely, Year 3 Teacher and Literacy Subject Leader.

Raintree Publishing have also devised a free fun spelling test, to coincide with the release of 'No Nonsense Spelling'. Year five and six children are expected to be able to spell all of the words in the test, but a recent survey, conducted by Censuswide, found that a third of British adults cannot spell well enough to pass a KS2 SAT exam. 

If you’d like to have a bit of fun and complete the quiz just click on the link below. 


Please contact Julie Wilson for more information, review samples, additional images and videos, or to discuss the possibility of an interview or other exclusive content.

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