In this little box there are 29 word list cards. Each card has words on each side, some of them illustrating a particular spelling type. As we all know English spellings can be notoriously difficult. The same sound can be spelt several different ways such as ‘learn’, ‘burn’ and ‘fern’ and words that are spelt similarly such as ‘lord’ and ‘word’ are pronounced differently. There are some rules that can help guide us on how to spell groups of words and perhaps why they are spelt that way but there are also quite a lot of exception words that simply don’t follow the rules and need to be learnt by heart. The more your children practise and the more they read the more they will become familiar with spellings.