Maun Infant and Nursery School

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ELS Spelling

As children reach the end of their phonics programme, it's important that they move to a structured and systematic spelling programme. At Maun, chidlren will have learned lots of skills through their phonics teaching that can be applied to spelling. The ELS spelling programme allows our children to learn strategies for spelling, in just the same way they learned strategies for reading. 

  • ELS Essential Spelling is a whole-class spelling programme taught as three sessions each week.
  • The lessons each week, allow children tro build upon their understanding of the sounds they have previously been taught as part of their phonics programme and gives them confidence to use this code to support spelling.