Designed for 7 - 11 year olds, this website offers interactive online
activities and printable resources which teach spelling strategies,
rules and patterns for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The site can be used as a stand-alone resource or as a complement
to the BBC "Spell it Out" and "Spelling with the Spellits"
television series and
Learning to spell is a complex process and involves marshalling information
from a range of sensory inputs - visual, auditory, articulatory and
kinaesthetic and processing this information using analogy, rules,
patterns and memory tricks. The games and activities on this site
are presented by the Spellits TV characters Eyes, Ears and Brain and
both teach and give opportunities for the children to practise various
spelling strategies and rules.
Making learning fun The spelling activities are integrated into 3 games,
making learning fun and providing motivation for the children to complete
all the activities. Once in the site, the children should be able
to work independently through the activities as there are support
functions built into the games. The children may find it more fun
to work in pairs, especially when an activity requires them to say
some of the words aloud.
All the spelling activities are provided in printable form as well as
in flash. (see non-flash
To order the BBC
Look and Read "Spelling with the Spellits" Resource Packs
please telephone: 0870 830 8000 (8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or write
to: BBC Customer Services, PO Box 234, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23
Check out broadcast
dates for the BBC Look and Read "Spelling with the Spellits"
television series by clicking on the TV link in the BBC toolbar at
the top of your screen.