Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check

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Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check

Post by Papermover » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:38 am

She passed very, very comfortably. I am almost certain she would not have done without the support of RRF. I know it's not the end of the road and I also know she does still sometimes resort to the school taught strategies. However this could have been a much bigger problem if I hadn't intervened early on.

So thank you all so much :grin:

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Re: Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check

Post by geraldinecarter » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:15 pm

That's great and thank you for the feedback.
Remind us of the school strategies??

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Re: Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check

Post by Papermover » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:52 pm

Thanks Geraldine.

The school use strategies such as;

. Look at the first letter of the word and guess the rest.
. Can you see a word within a word?
. Is there a rhyme?
. Look at the picture, they are there to tell the story.
.take a photograph of the word with your eyes, you'll remember the word next time.
. Children need to learn words by sight.
. That children learn to read by being read to.


The school use Letters and Sounds and Reading Recovery and don't use books that children can decode. The school do guided reading to help children practice the strategies.

And they think children can be overly reliant on phonics. That phonics isn't useful for most English words and isn't useful for reading, it's for spelling.

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Re: Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:56 pm

Papermover - we're all delighted about minipapermover's results.

How very sad that her teachers have no up-to-date professional knowledge and understanding about the role of phonics for reading and reading instruction - because other children will not be so lucky as your daughter with her knowledgeable mother!

Well done, then, to both of you!

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