DS1 is 5 and in year 1. Never had writing homework before but has now got to answer a few questions with answers of a few words. He asked me how to spell things but I had heard somewhere (I think mumsnet) that it was best for them to sound it out themselves. What is the best/ right thing to do? Help with spelling if he asks of get him to do it himself?
I've always asked them to tell me any sounds I think they could get and helped them along. ie I will say "what sound does it start with?" etc and got them to think about it but helped them too. I have not corrected them if they've had a go but not got it right. Now that DS3 is year two and really enjoys writing I tend to correct words he should know how to spell and leave others. I'll say something like "I know you know how to spell with, can you see where you got a bit confused" if he writes whith for example.