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by maizie
Thu May 06, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Foundation Stage built on sand, or what?
Replies: 8
Views: 2945

Oh dear, that spelling presentation was on a site for Teaching Assistants, most of whom mop up anything an 'expert' tells them. The Neuro Linguistic Programming struck a chord as an elaborate version of it was suggested to us as a serious spelling strategy. I hesitated over posting it here for a num...
by maizie
Mon May 03, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: speaking and spelling
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Pat, It is a good point about getting children to say the word themselves. I try to get them to do this and to think about the shapes their mouth makes as they say the word (I worked with the Beat Dyslexia programme before I found out that synthetic phonics was faster and less complicated for the ch...
by maizie
Mon May 03, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DfES - new directions
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

In her article in Primary Forum, in this week's TES, Sue Palmer writes about the importance of developing speaking and listening skills in 'underachievers'. She goes on to say "There should also be thorough, incremental coverage of phonics, knowledge about print, and letter formation" . In view of t...
by maizie
Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What's happened to the last two weeks messages?
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Nah -it wasn't the DE-PARTMENT, it was DE-BUGGERS
by maizie
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trouble logging on
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Sorry about 2 posts the same, I got an error message the first time, so assumed it hadn't gone.
by maizie
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trouble logging on
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Who shut the site down and why? I've had an unbearable weekend without you, I'm forum addicted! I also desperately wanted to see if anyone could help with a reply to a post on the TES SEN forum. I kind of provoked it, but I don't really have the confidence to post back! Luckily someone has posted an...
by maizie
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trouble logging on
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Who shut the site down and why? I've had an unbearable weekend without you, I'm forum addicted! I also desperately wanted to see if anyone could help with a reply to a post on the TES SEN forum. I kind of provoked it, but I don't really have the confidence to post back! Luckily someone has posted an...
by maizie
Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Silent' letters
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Guest, Re manufacturers and digraphs, I've a set of wooden, cursive letters at work which includes a set of joined vowel digraphs. I can't remember who makes them but we only bought them recently. If you are interested I'll get the details when term starts (20th April). Just post 'yes' here on the b...
by maizie
Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Floating idea for Reception/Early Years
Replies: 20
Views: 4875

This is a fascinating discussion, but I'm begining to get a trifle lost! Dave, could you define a 'traditional phonics' programme please? From what you are saying about your programme and P-G it feels as if you are saying that they very different from traditional phonics and I am not sure what you a...
by maizie
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Guardian 6th April
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

I followed your link, but couldn't find 'discussion papers'
by maizie
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Guardian 6th April
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Education Guardian 6th April

Has anyone else read today's Education Guardian? In the leading article by Roy Hattersley he applauds the 'progress' made by primary education, from 65% of children acheiving an 'acceptable standard' in English in 1997 to (wow) 75% achieving acceptable standards in 2002. He then goes on to forsee pr...
by maizie
Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: use of alphabet/letter names with synthetic phonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

I'd be really interested in help with this too please. I only work with synthetic phonics with a few pupils (Y7 - 9) at the moment but I'm hoping that there will be more in September. I'm also hoping to have input into the whole school spelling policy and to try to encourage a phonic approach. The p...
by maizie
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Behaviour and Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

From my limited experience (4 years as secondary TA working with SEN and 'low ability' children) I think that certainly poor literacy skills are very frequently associated with poor behaviour. However, we also have utterly delightful children with poor literacy skills, so the one is not the inevitab...
by maizie
Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES - again....
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

I sometimes wonder if primary teachers should spend some time in secondary schol to observe at first hand the problems caused by poor literacy skills and the strategies promoted by people such as Kate Ruggles. I have rough and ready statistics, going back to 1996, of Y7 reading ages on entry at our ...
by maizie
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Syllable Method
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Elsy,

This new reader gives you hearty thanks - I haven't laughed so much for ages!

Where can I get a copy? - I think it is just the book to engage my Y7 readers.

Maizie