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by volunteer
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English

That maybe is as much to do with the belief that those different colour books do, in some mysteriously scientific way, match to a child's reading skill ( and hence, in their eyes, decoding skill). I suppose if you followed a "whole word" reading scheme through logically from start to finish, and the...
by volunteer
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English

Well, yes you would most certainly think so. But certainly at our school this would seem to be the point at which people see what they want to see in the document, and not what they don't want to see! Maybe our school is unusual, but to add to the issue, the literacy co-ordinator seems as though she...
by volunteer
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English

She probably thought you could not read properly. I don't think a lot of teachers have the time to read the original documents relating to reading schemes, national curriculum etc and their pay depends on doing what the school tells them to do, not what the document tells them to do. It makes well v...
by volunteer
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English

Sorry, meant to say year 1 - slip of the fingers! I don't know what they're talking about either - it bears no relation to the NC document itself. I just feel that in my children's school currently that a lot of the teachers maybe haven't looked at the original national curriculum document but are w...
by volunteer
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English

It is probably something that his/her lit coord has told them to do in reception. It certainly bears no relation to the spelling section of the new curriculum.
by volunteer
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Spelling in the new national curriculum for English

Yes, and I am not really sure why they feel the list of spellings is so very different from what might have been expected from "Support for Spelling" for those year groups in the old literacy strategy? The appendix is probably not "didactic" enough though. It maybe needs the relevant teaching points...
by volunteer
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Great. Thank you - I should have read on to the higher years but I presumed that was the only explanation the document gave for that particular thing.
by volunteer
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Page 49 of new national curriculum for English KS1 and KS2 - part of the appendix on spelling Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable: (a) If the last syllable of a word is stressed and ends with one consonant letter which has just one vowel letter before it, ...
by volunteer
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Helping a child improve their spelling
Replies: 15
Views: 5412

Re: Helping a child improve their spelling

Thank you everyone. I see the new head sometime soon. Wish me luck! I like your phrase, Debbie, about "informing parents as a minimum and aiming to work in partnership with them as an aspiration." When I have worked one to one as a volunteer with children with literacy difficulties I have always fel...
by volunteer
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Helping a child improve their spelling
Replies: 15
Views: 5412

Re: Helping a child improve their spelling

OK, tried today with the new teacher. She showed me "medium frequency word lists from the new national curriculum" which they are working on. ??????? "You get to see the books at parents' evening." I asked if I could see them in between at all. No. I asked if this was school policy. "Yes. Probably. ...
by volunteer
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Homework just got harder – for parents
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Homework just got harder – for parents

I guess that's how it should be ......... doesn't always work out to be the case though does it Elsie?
by volunteer
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Decodable Readers requirement
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Re: Decodable Readers requirement

This week my Y1 daughter came home with a letter about the school policy on guided reading written by the head of Key Stage 1 who is the YR teacher. This reminds parents about the school's guided reading policy; the teacher will focus on helping the pupils with their strategies such as use of pictu...
by volunteer
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The end of dyslexia?
Replies: 49
Views: 15812

Re: The end of dyslexia?

:smile: That's fine Geraldine.