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This news page is where you can find out what is current or up-and-coming on Spellzoo.  

 

April 2017

Early Years resources added here.

February 2017

Coming soon

Early years resources, early phonics, cloze nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

November 2016

Pricing

The Spellzoo Price List, for schools, can be found here but the cost of individual items is shown on the page description. There is no minimum order.

September 2016

Differentiation

Differentiated spellings and word puzzles are available here for all terms.

August 2016

Differentiation


Some existing Spellzoo users have asked for differentiated spellings to help support students with additional needs.  Working in consultation with various schools we have produced differentiated spelling lists and activities. The weekly spellings still follow the English National Curriculum, but have five words to learn and space has been left for spellings from the student's own IEP or key word list.  The Term 1 spelling lists and word puzzles will be available shortly.  The four simplified activities available will be Word Shapes, Wordsearch, Word Jumbles (anagrams with definitions) and Own Sentences. 

 

July 2016

Invoice

sbb_paw_newSchools will automatically receive an invoice, if choosing to pay by BACS, or by cheque, which is normally payable within 30 days.  However, because many schools are now closed for summer break, payment can be delayed until the beginning of the new term.  Resources will still be available to download on receipt of an email containing the links, usually within one day.

The spellings and resources have been updated, with definitions now included in the Year 1 Word puzzles and two extra pages of spellings for Year 6 and Year 4.

June 2016

Two week trial packs are available to purchase, for a small amount, here

May 2016

Grammar and Punctuation resources coming soon.

January 2016

Happy New Year to customers old and new.  Year 2 Wordsearch and Word Shapes now available here.

November 2015


Spellings are now available, in print or joined cursive fonts.

Take a look at the Christmas Activities here

September 2015

Spellings available shortly, in print or joined cursive fonts.

June 2015

 Dictations now available for Year 7, term 1, term 2 and term 3

April 2015

Dictations for Term 2  are now available here.


March 2015  

Dictations linked to the spelling lists are available here, for Term 1.  A variety of sentences are used, eg statements, commands and questions (along with the relevant punctuation), They have a missing word in each so they can be used as the weekly spelling test.  

It gives the student the opportunity to see and use the words in context.    The second exercise is aligned with National Curriculum requirements Writing: Word Structure & Spelling 'write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.'  Samples are available here

Infant, Junior and Whole School ordering now on one page.  Small schools please see instructions on same page.  

February 2015


Dictations linked to the spelling lists are available here, for Term 3.  A variety of sentences are used , eg statements, commands and questions (along with the relevant punctuation), They have a missing word in each so they can be used as the weekly spelling test.  

It gives the student the opportunity to see and use the words in context.    The second exercise is aligned with National Curriculum requirements Writing: Word Structure & Spelling 'write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.'  Samples are available here

A mark / assessment document for each term and class can be found here in a zip file.

Cards for Phonics Bingo Activities can be found here.  They are linked to the Phonics resource books, but can be used separately.  Definitions for the words are included, providing opportunities for vocabulary extension.  The picture cards could also be used as a stimulus for language enrichment, comprehension and speaking and listening opportunities.

January 2015

Word bingo for all HF words can be found on the HF page. A definition for each word is also included.

Happy New Year to all returning and new customers.  Bingo games now added.  Picture and / or word bingo for phonics sh, ch, th, wh, ck, ng and qu.  Set 1 and Set 2 added to match the phonics activity books.  

Some facts and figures from Spellzoo over the last 14 months.

Over 350 whole schools using Spellzoo resources
Over 45,000 students using Spellzoo resources
136 different countries have visited Spellzoo
124 different towns in the UK have visited Spellzoo

December 2014

A taster of some of the Christmas Activities can be found here


November 2014

Information about Christmas Activities can be found here

Junior schools can now order from here for one, two or three form entry.

 

October 2014

Christmas Activities coming soon.

If you register on the site, your download links can be accessed from the 'My Account' page.

Easier ordering for schools here.


August 2014

Phonics resources for the sounds /oy/ (oi, oy), /l/ (l, al, el, ll, le), /s/ (s, c, ce, ss, sc), /g/ (gh, gu, gue), and /n/ (kn and gn) are now available to purchase.  These have three levels of difficulty.  There are Multiple Choice, Word Jumbles and Sentence books.

Phonics resources for the sounds /er/, /ow/, /e/, /u/, /or/, and /air/ are now available to purchase.  These have three levels of difficulty.  There are Multiple Choice, Word Jumbles and Sentence books.


 Errata page added.

Phonics resources for the sounds 'a/ay/, /ee'/, /ie/, /oe/ and /oo/ are now available to purchase. These have three levels of difficulty.  There are Multiple Choice, Word Jumbles and Sentence books.

Phonics resources for the sounds 'sh', 'ch', 'th', 'wh', ck', ng', 'qu'  are now available to purchase. 

We are currently working on phonics activity booklets which will be available soon.   These could be used for differentiation; as an intervention; or to help boost vocabulary. There are two or three differentiated word lists.  Set 1 has mainly monosyllabic words (eg shop), and set 2 has polysyllabic words (eg embellish); for the 'sh' sound. Sounds for this release will be 'sh', 'ch', 'th', 'wh', 'ck', 'ng'; and 'qu'.

July 2014

High Frequency Word Resources now added.  These are the top 300 High Frequency Words (as outlined by the Letters and Sounds Document 2007).  They have been split into three booklets of 100 words each.   Each set of spellings has a matching puzzle booklet.

Choose from:

  • Multiple Choice,
  • Decode the Word (1st 100 words only)
  • Crosswords (2nd and 3rd 100 words only)
  • Match the Words
  • Word Shapes