Spelling for kids
Spelling for kids learning English at primary school. EYFS, KS1 & KS2 homework help with worksheets, links, game and videos.
Pick a level
If you find the spellings difficult in your year then try starting with spellings from the year below. It's ok to work lower than the year you are on and fill the gaps rather than struggling at your level without understanding the basics.
The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regularly practising this way will improve your spellings.
Practice your spellings for four days then get someone to test you on the fifth day without looking at the words first.
Download our spelling sheets for lists of words to practice spelling.
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.
Spellings - Tips for parents
One of the best ways that you can help your child's education at home is to support them with their spellings. We have made this easy for you with our print at home spelling worksheets for all years. These focus on the essential words your child needs to know to become top of the class in their spellings.
If you are unsure of what level of spelling your child is at, take our new online spelling test (links above) to find out. Start with the test appropriate to their year and the results will give advice on whether their level should be higher or lower.
What if my child is really behind on their spellings?
It's not uncommon to be lower than where they should be. But don't worry you can close this gap. Our spelling sheets work from Monday to Friday and there are fewer sheets than there are weeks in a year. So by using weekends and continuously working through the years, there is every chance of catching up.
Say your child knows half the words from a particular year but they need to fill in the gaps of the ones they don't know. Test your child first on the spellings for that week. Any words they don't know straight away without seeing them should be the ones they are tested on. Leave the others out and they will soon catch up.
Did you know?
Helping your child become confident at spelling allows them to focus on the content of their writing rather than worrying about the spelling of words.
Future exams take away a percentage of marks for poor spelling. This can make all the difference in that grades they are awarded.
Reading can improve spelling. When your child reads more often they will start to recognise words that look wrong.
It's never too late to do something about poor spellings.