Teaching spelling? Find spelling activities for KS1 and KS2

Spelling skills are a vital component of the National Curriculum at primary school. Learning spelling rules and tricky words helps children improve their reading and writing and enhances their communication skills.

Of course, English spelling rules are a minefield, full of complex rules, common exception words and tricky words that just have to be learnt as ‘sight words’. Luckily, our downloadable spelling worksheets, spelling games and teaching packs are here to help your learners develop correct spelling skills.

Here you'll find printable resources such as spelling lists and spelling games for new words, spelling patterns and common exception words as outlined in the National Curriculum. You may also like our Phonics library which contains spelling activities designed to help children identify and write all the English phonemes and graphemes, including worksheets to practise building, segmenting and rhyming CVC words.

Whether you need spelling words and templates for the weekly spelling test or you’re looking for spelling games, flashcards and worksheets, pick from the most popular spelling topics below or follow the link to see all our spelling resources in one place.  


Have you seen our spelling packs?

You may also want to try our spelling packs, Spelling at KS1Spellings for year 3Spellings for year 4 and Spellings for year 5. Our key stage 1 spelling pack contains teaching guidance, spelling tips, spelling activities and resources for in-class learning and spelling practice. Our key stage 2 spelling packs contain spelling rules, weekly word lists and worksheets, and are intended for use either in class or for home learning.