Being able to spell is still incredibly important in school, even in these days of autocorrect and predictive text.
Children who can spell well are often more confident writers. They are more likely to write their ideas quickly and fluently as they don't need to worry about whether or not their spelling is correct. They are also likely to be more adventurous with the words they use to express themselves.
Memorising lists of words comes more easily to some children than to others. Below is a list of the common exception words that children need to learn over their time at our school.