St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid’s
Catholic Primary School

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Spelling Support

Spelling Shed 

All children, from Year One upwards, should have a login for Spelling Shed. This interactive programme helps children learn their spelling rules and word lists for their particular year group. Spelling Shed can be played online for free and is a great way for you to support your child's spelling.

If you have any questions please ask your child's class teacher.

Spelling strategies



Spelling vocabulary

Your child may come home using new words when talking about their spelling, hopefully this guide will help explain any new terms.

Root word

A root word is a basic word with no prefix or suffix added to it. 

The root word of recycle is cycle.


A prefix is a string of letters that are added to the beginning of a root word, changing its meaning. 

Each prefix has a meaning for example, un- means not, sub- means under and mis- means wrong or badly


A suffix is a string of letters that go at the end of a root word, changing or adding to its meaning. Suffixes can show if a word is a noun, an adjective, an adverb or a verb.

 Year 1 words

Year 2 words

Year 3 and 4 words

Year 5 and 6 words

Useful websites (KS2)