Phonics Screening Check

Date: 7/1/2019
Author: Sue
The Phonics Screening Check (PSC) is an excellent way of measuring how well
6-7 year old children are being taught the skill of decoding. As most early reading problems are decoding problems, it makes sense to check on this essential skill.

Phonics can eliminate child illiteracy

Date: 6/11/2018
Author: Dr Marlynne Grant
Dr Marlynne Grant's blog, 'Phonics can eliminate child illiteracy', is essential reading for everyone who would like to know how to prevent 155,000 children starting secondary school in September 2018 unable to read well enough to cope with the demands for the secondary curriculum.....

Teaching children how to write: laying a good foundation

Date: 31/10/2018
Author: Sue
The English writing system is based on the sounds in words and the use of letters to represent those sounds. Explicit teaching is initially the most effective way to teach writing ......
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