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by maizie
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Choral Reading
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: Choral Reading

Anecdotal. The only time I have ever seen choral reading in action was when I was doing a Y6 transition visit. The children who could read read along with the teacher, the children who couldn't read opened and shut their mouths. I just did not see the point of it. But perhaps it wasn't 'properly don...
by maizie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are sight words unjustly slighted?
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Are sight words unjustly slighted?

Except that 'they' were wrong about L & S not teaching 'sight words' if you take 'sight words' as meaning a few HFWs to make practise texts more 'natural'.
by maizie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are sight words unjustly slighted?
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Are sight words unjustly slighted?

There has been a fascinating response to a guest blog by Professor Anne Castles on the Read Oxford web site. Do read it and contribute. http://readoxford.org/guest-blog-are-sight-words-unjustly-slighted#comment-187 What is meant by ‘sight word reading’? It’s a term that seems to mean different thing...
by maizie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thank you from Papermover
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Thank you from Papermover

Thank you for this, Papermover. I'm so glad that we were able to help you and it is wonderful to hear how well your daughter is doing. I am especially pleased to hear this as we hear so often the tired old mantra that 'phonics puts children off reading' ( :mrgreen: ): ....she loves to read and ... r...
by maizie
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ofsted chief calls for return of KS3 testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Ofsted chief calls for return of KS3 testing

It is up to the individual school, of course, but the Sec I worked at 'formally' tested all year groups, from Y7 on, under exam conditions, every year. I'd always assumed that many schools do this. The abolition of KS3 NCTs were a huge relief to staff & pupils alike. It seemed to make no difference ...
by maizie
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Amanda Spielman new head of OFSTED
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Amanda Spielman new head of OFSTED

Yes indeed, congratulations Amanda.
by maizie
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ofsted chief calls for return of KS3 testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Ofsted chief calls for return of KS3 testing

Well, let's hope that the new Osted chief knocks that one on the head.

KS3 testing was always so pointless
by maizie
Mon May 30, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Learning 'exception words' as wholes.
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Learning 'exception words' as wholes.

Learning words as ‘wholes’. I am getting a bit worried about the tendency of some academics to support the teaching of some English words as ‘wholes’ while teaching systematic synthetic phonics and it being advocated in books about teaching phonics. I am worried about this on two levels. Firstly, fr...
by maizie
Mon May 09, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?
Replies: 11
Views: 2545

Re: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?

Reading Greg Brooks' 2003 report on the 2003 Phonics seminar I came across this, which seems to be relevant to this discussion: Not all advocates of synthetic phonics would agree. Jennifer Chew (2001) claims that ‘most of the work on phonemes [in the NLS] leans towards the analytic end of the spectr...
by maizie
Sat May 07, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Research supports use of SP for initial teaching of reading
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

Re: Research supports use of SP for initial teaching of reading

I've been having a look back through our message archive and I think that comments on the following two threads, made at the time when the ERDP was running, confirm Jennie's thoughts on the nature of the phonics teaching in the project. They make quite interesting reading if people have the time. ht...
by maizie
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?
Replies: 11
Views: 2545

Re: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?

Thank you for that, Elizabeth.

The bit that puzzles me is what is the point of identifying the LSCs in words if children aren't to use them for sounding out and blending?
by maizie
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'

JIM CURRAN wrote:according to the OECD schools in the UK are among the most socially segregated in Western Europe
State schools? Or does this include private schools?
by maizie
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'

I suppose the headline ' Some Primary schools accused of social segregation' would have been less exciting. 1,500 schools is probably fewer than 10% of all primary schools. Still not a good statistic but a more honest way of looking at the problem instead of tarring all primary schools with the same...
by maizie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?
Replies: 11
Views: 2545

Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?

This list of bullet points from the 2014 National Curriculum for English Y1 Programme of Study has been discussed today on twitter. The question was asked whether this list could be used to support the teaching of Analytic Phonics (AP) . While at least one person replied confidently that it couldn’t...
by maizie
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

Thanks for that link, Jim. More bizarrenes?