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by maizie
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

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: 3364

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: 2236

Re: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

Thanks for that link, Jim. More bizarrenes?
by maizie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Display of new topics
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Display of new topics

I can see at least 3 items which could be 'unstuck.
by maizie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An SP school sucess
Replies: 0
Views: 1126

An SP school sucess

Delighted to hear that Forest Academy, Barnsley, is among the top ten most improved schools in England this year. http://www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk/news/article/11112/top-marks-for-kendray-school Headteacher, Sam Bailey, was one of our speakers at the RRF UK Spring Conference in 2015 Her presentat...
by maizie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Norfolk Reading Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: The Norfolk Reading Project

"the phonics entangled child" :eek:

Oh dear, I'm getting colder and colder feet at the thought of volunteering for them!
by maizie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Norfolk Reading Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: The Norfolk Reading Project

I had a quick look, Sarah and couldn't find any meaningful figures! They are measuring children's progress in 'reading sub levels' which seems rather fuzzy to me. I would prefer to see reading ages pre and post intervention using standardised tests. Apart from that it is all subjective judgements on...
by maizie
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Norfolk Reading Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: The Norfolk Reading Project

It was suggested via someone on twitter that I volunteer for Beanstalk. I said I wasn't too keen as they were promoted by the National Literacy Trust, which made me suspicious of their methods. I was told that they are independent of the NLT and give training in phonics. I suppose I shall have to go...
by maizie
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling for older learners
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Spelling for older learners

Tricia Millar has put some excellent spelling videos on her website

http://thatreadingthing.com/portfolio/i ... ng-videos/

She intends there to be three videos but at the moment (14/2/16) there are only two. Use the arrow on the right (above the video) to scroll between the videos.
by maizie
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Other strategies'
Replies: 1
Views: 770

'Other strategies'

I came across this blog recently. the blogger, a 'literacy consultant', is responding to Nick Gibb's recent speech on story telling and reading. I thought this passage was interesting as it might throw some light on perceptions of 'other strategies' among adherents of 'mixed methods' develop pleasur...
by maizie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A returrn to the 1990s
Replies: 1
Views: 904

A returrn to the 1990s

Thanks to Susan G for the thread title :smile: CLPE, NAAE, NATE and UKLA have come together to make a common statement about the curriculum and assessment in English across the whole school age-range. https://ukla.org/resources/details/curriculum-and-assessment-in-english-3-to-19-a-better-plan?platf...
by maizie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

Reading Recovery

I don't know how long this Australian radio programme will be available on-line, so listen now :grin:

NZ Professor James Chapman is the main guest in this programme which examines the success, or otherwise, of Reading Recovery.

https://t.co/9GBcgSkcQN
by maizie
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

It looks to me, Jenny, as though part of the address has been missed off the posted hyperlink


Does this one work?

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Ima ... 873016.pdf
by maizie
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School marking policies - correction of spellings
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

Lesley Drake wrote:but the teacher should be analysing what the spelling issues are for that child and plan to teach accordingly to put them right.
It looks as though this stage in the process is being missed, volunteer :mrgreen:
by maizie
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School marking policies - correction of spellings
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

As I understand it many teachers restrict corrections of spellings to only a very few per piece of work because they have been told by 'experts' that children find too many corrections demoralising.