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Teaching Spellings using Phonics in the Primary School free Introductory Unit for Year 1


A free introductory module to the Primary Spelling Course – to improve spellings using phonics in each year group.


This is the free introductory module for Unit 1 (Year 1)  for ‘Teaching Spellings using Phonics in the Primary School’ to demonstrate how the use of phonics underpins good spelling knowledge.

The complete Year 1 Unit consists of a series of 14 modules, with some supporting teaching resources in each one all linking to the National Curriculum spelling expectations.  Each module has a link to a PowerPoint video with explanations – please follow the YouTube link below or click the link in the pdf in the downloaded files.  Also included in these files is the introductory Powerpoint, the Vowel Hand and a Survey link.

YouTube video link:

Unit 1 – Year 1 – 14 Modules (age 5-6 years) available now

Unit 2 – Year 2 – 20 Modules (age 6-7 years) available now

Unit 3 – Years 3 and 4 (age 7-8 years) available soon

Unit 4 – Year 5 and 6 (age 9-11 years) available soon

This unit is written by Claire Hubbard: Primary English Consultant for The Teach Hub and Entrust, Staffordshire.  Claire is a highly experienced and knowledgeable Primary English Consultant, currently working in many counties, supporting numerous schools. She works as both a Key Stage One and Key Stage Two Moderator and has supported many schools in this role.  She is the Managing Director of ‘The Teach Hub’  – a Primary Teaching online and resource company, and she regularly delivers varied Primary English training to schools.  She is also a part-time Year Two teacher delivering Whole Class Reading demonstrations to other teachers each term.

Please complete the attached survey here: or in the zipfile to express an interest in the course units.