My DS is in year 1 and loves spelling, but doesn't get much spelling homework from school.
Could anyone recommend any good ways to encourage children to spell at home? Preferably something I can print off or write, as DS likes to write (rather than type on the computer) and he needs to practise his writing.
lists are fab . ask them to write a list of what you may see when u go for a walk and get them to tick off when u see them. birthday present lists good. my two love tests too,especially whilst driving somewhere and do it in a 'game show' style. reading eggs is a good www too for English games.. just make it fun. good luck
extending on from gg54 good ideas, listing types of traffic seen on a walk, or passing the house, either car; bike; motorbike; van; lorry; bus; taxi etc, or if he recognises makes of cars list those. Count how many of each (by tallying) then draw little pictures of the appropriate number, or make a bar-chart, to find the most common.
Could also do with sorts of birds seen on a walk; or breeds of dogs (but KEEP SAFE); types of trees; shops in the High Street.
(if I get any more ideas I'll come back sometime.)