Would anyone have any advice for a teacher at the end of their tether with teaching spelling? I'm taking my Y5s up to Y6 next year and am at my wits end with regards to strategies to make spelling patterns / rules etc stick. I do a daily lesson, put in different styles of tasks, have personal dictionaries etc but just can't seem to get my class to input these independently and reliably into their own writing. I have a nice class who enjoy Literacy but spelling appears to be the big Achilles heel for them. I've asked for help in my school as to resources / strategies that may work but so far drawn a loss. I've found that following NLS hasn't worked, nor has Letters and Sounds or Support for Spelling strategies. We also use SWST on the recommended timeframe too. What works in your school? I'm open to any advice where you've seen a difference. Help Please!