Afternoon all, Generally, as a school, we perform very well in the Year 1 phonics - pass rate of 90%+ for the last 2 years. However, this isn't apparent when you look at the spelling in the books of the current year 2 or 3. They are taught phonics well but seem to have a problem encoding or applying these to their free writing. Does anyone know of any diagnostic assessments that we could give the children that would perhaps pinpoint particular areas of weakness? We're scratching our heads at the moment. Also, would anyone recommend a comprehensive whole school spelling scheme? With the interim frameworks making spelling an explicit requirement to meet ARE we're keen to get this right but honestly are struggling to see why, when phonics results are so good, spelling is so poor. Thank you!