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A Spelling Seed for Naughty Bus


KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 1

Literary Theme: Journeys & Exploration

Author(s): Jan Oke


This is a three-session spelling seed for the book Naughty Bus by Jan Oke.  Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.

Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement the Literary Curriculum by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.

Spelling Seeds work alongside the texts within the Literary Curriculum and, as such, will also reflect the suggested number of weeks spent on a text, as well.


Common Exception Words

was, here, there, where

Spelling Rules and Patterns


Adding s and es to words (plural of nouns and the first person singular of verbs)


ar, ee, ea (/i:/), ea (/ɛ/)

er (/ɜ:/), er (/ə/), ir, ur

oo (/u:/), oo (/ʊ/), oa, oe 

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