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by Kiki
Sun May 12, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Autumn Children
Replies: 6
Views: 3887

Re: Autumn Children

It is very difficult here to delay entry and IF you are successful your child may be forced back into the 'correct' year for secondary school especially as you education legislation specifies age of compulsory education not years or length of or attainment. Several European countries that I am a lit...
by Kiki
Fri May 10, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Autumn Children
Replies: 6
Views: 3887

Re: Autumn Children

Didn't the old 11+ weight marks or age? pretty sure it did. Most 11 + test DO standardize which isn't quite the same. Usually it works something like this: all children born in September are compared to all other children born in September etc through the months. Because there is a real Summer born...
by Kiki
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is this your Local Authority?
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Is this your Local Authority?

Thanks Derrie
by Kiki
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is this your Local Authority?
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Is this your Local Authority?

Bedfordshire (Central), Bracknell Forest, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Berkshire, Windsor & Maidenhead Wokingham. Are any of you familiar with any of the above local authorities and could comment on their implementation of the Rose review reading. In other word...
by Kiki
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sitting in rows is best
Replies: 32
Views: 12226

Re: Sitting in rows is best

Personally, I think it IS self-evident that an on-task learning environment with fewer distractions gives each child (but especially those on an ADD/ADHD spectrum) a much greater opportunity to learn. And I speak as someone with ADD who knows she could not have functioned in many of the modern class...
by Kiki
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery, EAL and teacher training
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: Reading Recovery, EAL and teacher training

He Geraldine :-) I have been back in the UK a few years now and treated myself a while back to attending one of Fiona Nevola's courses, I really will have to make it to a conference one of these years! In fact I think Fiona is the only RRF stalwart I have ever met though I have spoken on the phone t...
by Kiki
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery, EAL and teacher training
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: Reading Recovery, EAL and teacher training

And I now remember something else I was after. Again I seem to remember that the KS2 SATs test (or similar) used to reward pupils for guessing. So if presented with a picture of a horse by a pond and text "the horse is next to the pond" they would have been deemed correct if they 'read' pony for hor...
by Kiki
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery, EAL and teacher training
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Reading Recovery, EAL and teacher training

Hi all I hope you can help me as I need some quick help here and the search facility on here isn’t being terribly helpful: Reading Recovery: an explanation of RR and why apparently good results may be very misleading (eg that children are trained to read the texts they are tested on, children being ...
by Kiki
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sitting in rows is best
Replies: 32
Views: 12226

Re: Sitting in rows is best

I have been concerned about classroom organisation for as long as I have worried about the teaching of reading. And despaired similarly, as with reading, for the blatant disregard of the evidence versus popular teaching ideology. One paper I came across many years ago gives a good concise account of...
by Kiki
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Autistic pupil
Replies: 2
Views: 5333

Autistic pupil

I have a 14 year old pupil starting with a Statement for being on the autistic spectrum. He has a reading age of just 6. His basic code knowledge is good but he cant manage multi syllable words and can't segment (yet). He can't manipulate or process sounds either. I didn't test his spelling age as I...
by Kiki
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Radio 4: Call You and Yours re. the phonics check
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: radio 4 now

I can't listen to stuff like this, it is just too exasperating!! My husband has just called to ask if I am yelling at the radio - sadly, I am...
by Kiki
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Radio 4: Call You and Yours re. the phonics check
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Radio 4: Call You and Yours re. the phonics check

discussion on now
by Kiki
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Cellfield Dyslexia Treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Cellfield Dyslexia Treatment

Hi all

Has anyone heard of the Australian based Cellfield Dyslexia Treatment & Reading Fluency Programs http://www.cellfield.com/about.htm ?

Thanks
by Kiki
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Any reading books that introduce graphemes in RWI order
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Any reading books that introduce graphemes in RWI order

did Ruth's previous 'Superphonics' scheme introduce the graphemes in the same order? The books were written by Gill Munton and published by Hodder
by Kiki
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: ire as in fire
Replies: 5
Views: 7097

Re: ire as in fire

yes, I imagine accent will affect how you teach it and American English has a much stronger /r/ sound in vowel+r graphemes.