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by Maltesers
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mumsnet: school censors ORT stage 4 book!
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: Mumsnet: school censors ORT stage 4 book!

The world has gone mad! :shock:
by Maltesers
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading confusion in my school
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Re: Reading confusion in my school

I don't think they do nearly enough practising or applying and that is why many of the children in our class are blenders and segmenters...they are good at that! I was delighted to see a boy out of my low phonics group tackle some writing the other day. He is seriously writing better than my 'booste...
by Maltesers
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading confusion in my school
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Re: Reading confusion in my school

Have done a bit of research on the net on the Lit Consultant and it appears she is very interested in the Rose Review....now whether that means for or against we shall have to see :grin: Volunteer the KS2 staff are so much more open and willing to try new things and I really don't think there would ...
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading confusion in my school
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Re: Reading confusion in my school

Just thought I would let you know that the latest with this is that a meeting is being called of all Foundation/KS1 staff and the Literacy consultant is coming into school. A policy will be made for all staff to adhere to. Now my concern is that ....is she a mixed methods consultant? :shock: I suppo...
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading confusion in my school
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Re: Reading confusion in my school

Were your 17 non-readers in Y2 taught with L & S from the start? Can they read anything at all? Yes they were taught L&S from the start and can blend. We had a class of blenders and I think that is where this teacher feels her strategies are better. She believes that children need to read fluently ...
by Maltesers
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading confusion in my school
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Re: Reading confusion in my school

Thanks Maizie I will take a look at those links. I have waved the Rose report but don't think there was any intention of reading it. Letters and Sounds teaching is fine in school everyone is on board with that. It is the applying of sounds to reading books which is the problem. They still believe th...
by Maltesers
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading confusion in my school
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Reading confusion in my school

I don't really know where to start but recently I started working with a young teacher. I am an HLTA supporting her. She is adamant the way to teach reading is through searchlights with an emphasis on phonics. We have argued a lot about this and I have sent her links to this site etc. My position is...
by Maltesers
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More worries. From TES TA forum
Replies: 26
Views: 5037

Re: More worries. From TES TA forum

Yes there are some great things going on in our schools but I agree about the common sense part. Many, many teachers think that 'multi-sensory' amounts to word cards in the sandpit and dashing around to corners labelled with graphemes. Which distracts from what you are actually trying to teach. Chil...
by Maltesers
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More worries. From TES TA forum
Replies: 26
Views: 5037

Re: More worries. From TES TA forum

A very interesting read thank you for linking me in. The world has indeed gone crazy. I really don't know what to say. It's all this creative 'do it' through play and fun things culture which is spreading from early years. Before long we will have all primary children unable to sit and do anything b...
by Maltesers
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More worries. From TES TA forum
Replies: 26
Views: 5037

Re: More worries. From TES TA forum

However, we have a growing anti paper and pencil culture in our infant and primary schools - which is counterproductive to basic literacy skills teaching and learning. I couldn't agree more. Very counterproductive to basic literacy. It is something I have noticed over the years that literacy and nu...
by Maltesers
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More worries. From TES TA forum
Replies: 26
Views: 5037

Re: More worries. From TES TA forum

So I think that if teachers use all the material suggested in L and S , they should be giving children quite a lot of practice at applying their decoding skills and reading for meaning. I agree but I do think that teachers rush this bit. Also the children are often 'shared' reading of a caption so ...
by Maltesers
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More worries. From TES TA forum
Replies: 26
Views: 5037

Re: More worries. From TES TA forum

Out of 23 we had 17 who I would class as non readers in September. It would be easy to say they are a low ability class, but I still think that much more progress should have been made. The 6 who are good readers I think would have been good readers however they had been taught. Thinking back to my ...
by Maltesers
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More worries. From TES TA forum
Replies: 26
Views: 5037

Re: More worries. From TES TA forum

I am here :grin: Expressive and receptive language on the whole is reasonable, not brilliant! We do have a fair few children with poor language skills though and a fair few EAL pupils. I think the biggest problem is the advice given by advisors is that the children need phonic books and banded books...
by Maltesers
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: ire as in fire
Replies: 5
Views: 6008

Re: ire as in fire

Thank you! :grin:
by Maltesers
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: ire as in fire
Replies: 5
Views: 6008

ire as in fire

I noticed on the read write inc sounds chart there is the sound /ire/
I have never taught this and am confused. If I was sounding out fire I would say f/ ie/ r
Am I totally wrong in this? Would be grateful for some advice.