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A Writing Root for Naughty Bus


KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 1

Literary Theme: Journeys & Exploration

Author(s): Jan Oke


This is a three-session spelling seed for the book Naughty Bus by Jan Oke.  Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.

Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement Writing Roots by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.

There is a Spelling Seed session for every week of the associated Writing Root.


Common Exception Words

was, here, there, where

Spelling Rules and Patterns


Adding s and es to words (plural of nouns and the first person singular of verbs)


ar, ee, ea (/i:/), ea (/ɛ/)

er (/ɜ:/), er (/ə/), ir, ur

oo (/u:/), oo (/ʊ/), oa, oe 

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