Spelling Tennis

Ok, so in the pantheon of amazing things teacher’s get to, well, teach, ‘Spelling’ isn’t always up there with the ore and wonder of a physics experiment or Relentless Roman’s history lesson. However, not to be deterred, we have some weird and wonderful ways of teaching spelling at NJS, not least through playing tennis with letters. Here, children pick a word from our weekly spelling lists and bat each letter of the word back and forward calling the letter out as they do. Of course, we have some interesting ‘grunts’ and ‘groans’ as the children attempt a cross court backhand and I could have sworn that Maria Sharapova herself was amongst my flock this week. Anyway, marvel at the ‘joy’ of learning different spellings from the happy faces of 4GC on the pictures below!