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by Hammered
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 6177

Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Ken, Dictionary work tends to be introduced in Y2 onwards with work on alphabetical order. Etymology has been made explicit with the Support for Spelling document - off the top of my head I think Y4 look at prefixes and affixes first in this respect. Support for Spelling - http://jeffreyhill.typepad...
by Hammered
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Book bands, Phases and NC levels
Replies: 89
Views: 9899

Re: Book bands, Phases and NC levels

Sounds good to me. Although I believe Marlene already has done this with Jelly and Bean - now all you have to do is convince all the other publishers to band their books to fit in with your series'. Problem solved.

Phil
by Hammered
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Book bands, Phases and NC levels
Replies: 89
Views: 9899

Re: Book bands, Phases and NC levels

I am going on about book bands again!!! I will make a decision one way or the other, but, in practical terms, someone makes these decisions about book bands and everything else has to fit around them. It makes me want to scream. I am not powerful enough to overturn the established way of grading. I...
by Hammered
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children
Replies: 159
Views: 92930

Re: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children

Good grief! It may be 'light touch' but they are certainly putting a lot of thought into selecting these words!!!
by Hammered
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who are slow to catch on in Reception
Replies: 35
Views: 6171

Re: Children who are slow to catch on in Reception

Models of reading comprehension would also suggest so much mental energy is needed for decoding, that these children would also struggle to be competent comprehenders. But are these models correct? Is the concept of a limited capacity resource available for decoding/comprehension, in which too much...
by Hammered
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who are slow to catch on in Reception
Replies: 35
Views: 6171

Re: Children who are slow to catch on in Reception

That's really interesting Susan. I agree 'in context' would not be enough for these children and discrete teaching needs to take place. I have found that to be the case this year, but obviously not to the extent mentioned in the study. I had two children really struggling with fluency despite being ...
by Hammered
Mon May 30, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Secret Millionaire
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

Secret Millionaire

Sorry if this has been flagged before - I had a quick trawl and didn't see it anywhere. Just been catching up on some tv I'd recorded and was watching secret millionaire where the millionaire went into a young offenders institute to support a Toe-by-Toe project. It was the episode from the 10th May....
by Hammered
Mon May 30, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who are slow to catch on in Reception
Replies: 35
Views: 6171

Re: Children who are slow to catch on in Reception

Sorry to wade into this discussion a bit late, must be half term :-) I just wanted to add my experiences in to the previous posters. I am a Reception teacher in a single form entry school and I teach SP from day one, using decodable resources from the start. I would echo others' experiences in sayin...
by Hammered
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Youtube: Y1 teacher on 'How to read with my child'
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Youtube: Y1 teacher on 'How to read with my child'

Is this the same guy from the Mr Thorne phonics clips? He seems to have lost his Midlands accent in all the other clips I had seen.
by Hammered
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 1:1 dumped, New primary curriculum dumped, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 866

1:1 dumped, New primary curriculum dumped, etc.

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/news/index.cfm?event=news.item&id=statement_on_the_children_schools_and_families_bill So with an election looming millions of pounds seem likely to have been spent on stuff that's just going to end up in the recycling bin. This means the end of 1:1 tuition and other government...
by Hammered
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Is dyslexia a middle-class badge for illiteracy?
Replies: 126
Views: 17660

I am trying to find out more about the government's tutoring scheme. I have heard that the emphasis is on the weak to middle children and not the children who really do need extra support in basic skills. Is this just another political ploy? Also, why do so many children need this additional leg-up...
by Hammered
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New IEE report makes RR 'top rated programme'
Replies: 15
Views: 4173

Reading the report above it doesn't sound overly positive towards RR, they obviously know something about the new RR that everyone else doesn't considering their comments about previous reports: 'The importance of phonics Across all categories, almost all successful programmes have a strong emphasis...
by Hammered
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: critics say KS1 results cast doubt on synthetic phonics
Replies: 19
Views: 3381

I almost sure that assessment procedures for reading haven't changed this year in KS1, despite the introduction of APP. Children must still take a reading test/task even though it is teacher judgement that counts. That is either: - a task - miscue analysis of a book. Children talk about the features...
by Hammered
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery passes with distinction: TES
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Reading Recovery passes with distinction: TES

In todays paper:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6021542

Has anyone read the report mentioned?