Penny Slater is Assistant Lead Adviser for Primary English at Herts for Learning
There is no denying the fact that the National Curriculum 2014 has catapulted spelling at KS2 into the literacy limelight, and the latest interim assessment framework document, which states the importance of correct spelling, has further intensified the focus of attention on this somewhat contentious element of the English language. I for one am thrilled about this. For far too long, spelling has had to play second fiddle to its bolshie rivals, sneaking under the feedback radar in favour of a focus on sentence construction and grammatical accuracy. This side-lining has led to a skewed perception of spelling as an add-on to the process of becoming literate, rather than an integral part of it.
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