ABOUT SPELLING SHED

The Spelling Shed - proudly powered by The Literacy Shed - is a spelling platform designed by a team of Primary School teachers. It is built with primary school students, teachers and parents in mind and aims to make spelling fun for students as well as simple for teachers to manage.

Spelling Shed includes:

  • A whole-school spelling scheme, giving 100% coverage of the National Curriculum.
  • The ability to create unlimited custom lists and search for others' lists within the platform.
  • A tablet and mobile game for students to use to practise spelling.
  • An online game, which gives access to our platform on all current desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices.
  • A teacher hub, which allows simple management of student records, teachers and classes.
  • The ability to set and monitor homework assignments for e.g. weekly spelling lists.
  • Whole-class Hive games that allow all pupils to play alongside each other as an alternative for a weekly spelling test.

Our platform can be used as a complete whole-school spelling solution. Our scheme gives weekly lists and activities, assignments provide targeted practice through our app / online game and Hive games provide a weekly whole-class spelling test.

Alternatively, Spelling Shed can be used to supplement other spelling schemes by using our resources for prescribed objectives and / or our game for practice and monitoring.

Scheme

Our scheme has been created following key National Curriculum objectives and will take children through the statutory and non-statutory spelling lists in each age phase.

Our whole-school scheme of work for spelling gives 100% coverage of the English National Curriculum including all statutory words and spelling rules. The scheme is broken up into a weekly progression with a Spelling Shed list for each week plus printable activities and resources to aid teaching.

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Our App

Our game has been developed to be ‘dyslexia friendly’ using the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font and has three levels of difficulty to support pupils of all abilities through the spelling lists with appropriate degrees of challenge.

With over 4,000 spellings from the National Curriculum, including disambiguation phrases for homophones, teachers will be able to track pupils progress through the objectives from Y1 – Y6. The app is fully customisable through the ‘Your Lists’ section which allows teachers and students to import custom lists.

Our app also allows full offline play and scanning of QR codes to both import lists as well as for pupils to sign in to their account.

Online Game

Our online game mirrors our app and functions on all current desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices.

When a school has any subscription, students can access our online game using their account from any location.

Subscriptions & The Teacher Hub

For subscribers, our teacher hub allows teachers to manage pupil groups, set assignments and view pupil attainment data. Teachers can make lists available to pupils, individually or in groups. As pupils practise these spelling lists teachers can view the pupils' activity.

As well as playing individually, Hive Mode allows a whole group to play alongside each other with the teacher leading the group and showing leaderboard data making spelling tests far more fun than ever before.

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