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by Maltesers
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: 6 year old non reader
Replies: 18
Views: 24756

Re: 6 year old non reader

I was so pleased with him today. He went to the Christmas writing area, got an envelope template, cut it out and then proceeded to write

sntaclws
nofpl

Santa Claus
Northpole

ALL BY HIMSELF!!!!
by Maltesers
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Introducing letter names
Replies: 7
Views: 12192

Re: Introducing letter names

'the name of this letter A and it makes the sound /a/'
and the sounds /a-e/, /o/, /ar/, /or/ and /e/.....
hmmm yes generally speaking Susan! :grin:
by Maltesers
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Introducing letter names
Replies: 7
Views: 12192

Re: Introducing letter names

Ha! I wouldn't teach them at all, but I know I am in a minority of one here... ;-) Phew I totally agree. If given a choice then I wouldn't either. Just thinking about my little chap. OMG he has struggled so much with sounds that to double what he has to learn would be so confusing. I have started m...
by Maltesers
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 9562

Re: A mystery

Yes it's awful how she has been taught. She is making good progress and even tried to write something the other day by herself. I tried to explain to dad how we did things but his English wasn't too good and I am not sure he understood me. We can but try :grin:
by Maltesers
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Introducing letter names
Replies: 7
Views: 12192

Introducing letter names

At what stage do you think letter names should be introduced? Letters and Sounds seems to suggest phase 3. I remember a few years ago our Foundation stage drilled letter names and sounds and it seemed to confuse children terribly when they came to us in year 1. I remember sitting with children who w...
by Maltesers
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 9562

Re: A mystery

How do you explain the reading of 'alien words' or 'non words' using this system? :shock: I did a phase 2 letters and sounds assessment on her and she managed to read quite a few of the alien words by chanting the letter names. I wonder if she does know the code but doesn't realise it? Anyway I agre...
by Maltesers
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 9562

A mystery

We have a new girl start in our year 2 class. She has English as a second language. I took her to assess her reading as her mum said she had started reading. I was amazed to see this child spell out words with the letter names and then say the word. She doesn't know any of the letter sounds. How is ...
by Maltesers
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Helping 2 older pupils with basic punctuation
Replies: 5
Views: 10289

Re: Helping 2 older pupils with basic punctuation

At primary we have found 'cfss' to be very useful. I think it originated from a year 3 intervention. c - capital letter f - full stop s - spelling s - sense At the end of each piece of writing the child has to check all these things. They all know 'cfss' because we have instilled it into them. You c...
by Maltesers
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: RAP reading comprehension Strategic Intervention Model
Replies: 9
Views: 14287

Re: RAP reading comprehension Strategic Intervention Model

I have found that children of a very young age do understand simple text Maizie. I have found the APP reading really useful in focussing questions during reading sessions. For example a little boy was reading a very early J & B book about a pig. I asked him where he thought the 'setting' of the stor...
by Maltesers
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: 6 year old non reader
Replies: 18
Views: 24756

Re: 6 year old non reader

20 mins phonics lesson daily 10 mins daily pack activities (reading of graphemes, blending words, segmenting words, reading sentences/captions and writing captions) I found Debbie's 'Simple sentences' very useful :grin: Individual reading twice a week using Jelly and Bean books. It really was a matt...
by Maltesers
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: 6 year old non reader
Replies: 18
Views: 24756

Re: 6 year old non reader

Just over a month has gone by and my little chap is blending :grin: (almost every time)
It was lovely to see his face today during a Literacy lesson where the teacher asked him to read part of the title of the book. He did it! Blended beautifully and said the words.
by Maltesers
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Early Years Foundation Stage
Replies: 6
Views: 4833

Re: Early Years Foundation Stage

I sometimes wonder what all the rush is about. As long as they can read and write by the time they get to the end of Primary school. I think we sometimes push too much on our little ones. Let them be little and let them play.
by Maltesers
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: 6 year old non reader
Replies: 18
Views: 24756

Re: 6 year old non reader

Yes I do say the pure sounds and I always correct children who don't say them correctly. I have tried using pictures of objects eg. sun, cat, dog, laying them out on the table and asking for one of them. Yes he does 'sometimes' get it but is very inconsistent. I am also virtually saying the word for...
by Maltesers
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: 6 year old non reader
Replies: 18
Views: 24756

Re: 6 year old non reader

Thanks for the advice Debbie. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't dream of 'singing' phonemes but this little chap has me beaten so far and I am resorting to desperate measures. I know his hearing is fine and he has glasses now so eyesight is fine. I just do not understand why he cannot hear the w...
by Maltesers
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: 6 year old non reader
Replies: 18
Views: 24756

Re: 6 year old non reader

Maizie I am pretty tone deaf when it comes to musicality but he really doesn't seem to mind. I sort of do doh ray me...3 notes. I have just read on the internet how you can make one of these phones using a small piece of plumber's pipe and 2u bends. Might need to have a trip to a B & Q :lol: