Understanding Spelling KS2 - Online Learning Session

13th November, 2024 - 15:45 pm to 17:00 pm
Price: £60.00


Key Stage 2



Class Teacher

Phase Leader

Subject Leader

This online learning session is recorded to support a teacher to access it on demand for 30 days from the release date. It provides rich opportunity for practical engagement and reflection which will support implementation in the classroom.

Build knowledge and understanding in how to teach spelling effectively to children from Year 3 to Year 6.

A range of strategies and approaches are introduced, based on proven classroom practice and the research from the CLPE publication Understanding Spelling. Teachers are introduced to recent and relevant examples of a range of quality children's literature that build a repertoire of vocabulary, create connections and provide spelling models.

What you will learn:

  • An introduction to the context of the English spelling system, including a brief history of English language development.
  • Evidence-based classroom environments, practice and provision that enable children, in these later stages of development, to learn to spell effectively.
  • The role that a rich reading curriculum plays in ensuring that children become confident and effective spellers in a range of different contexts.
  • How to introduce a classroom culture of curiosity and collaboration in which learners are confident to take an investigative approach to spelling in a rich reading curriculum.

All elements of the training are in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

This online learning session is part of a two-session package of sessions which provide participants with an introduction to the CLPE approach to teaching spelling across KS1 and KS2. Schools can either book leaders on to both sessions for a complete overview, or book individual teachers on to the sessions that applies to the phase they teach.

What you will receive:

  • 30 day access to a recording of the online session;
  • a handout of the presentation slides;
  • a free Power of Reading teaching sequence as well as a free 'Take 5' home learning resource, supporting immediate implementation at school.


Online learning session price is per person.

Participants receive a pre-registration email three days before the release date with details on how to access the online learning session. If you need support, please email [email protected].

Why choose CLPE for your literacy training?

CLPE is a respected, trusted and innovative centre of excellence, its reputation established over its fifty-year history of training teachers in best practice that is rooted in ground-breaking research. Our responsiveness to trends and patterns in education means we are able to guide you in interpreting policy with integrity. Research will be shared from CLPE’s latest publication The Balancing Act: Teaching Phonics, Reading and Writing, written by Learning and Programme Director, Charlotte Hacking, in collaboration with Professor Dominic Wyse from University College London (Published June 2024).

CLPE online learning sessions can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking at Online INSET | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (clpe.org.uk)

Very informative! This training provides new and effective methods for delivering spelling lessons to students.

Teacher on Understanding Spelling in KS2, 2024

Clear strategies coupled with context and examples of how best to help with improving spelling

Teacher on Understanding Spelling in KS2, 2024