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Reading Strategies / 20.01.2019

What is the year 1 phonics screening check? The year 1 phonics screening check is a short assessment administered by schools to ensure that children are able to decode words to the appropriate standard. Decoding is the reading of a word using only the knowledge of the sounds written down with no clues from other words or pictures. Each child takes the test individually in the presence of one or more adults. They are asked to read 40 words from an A4 booklet. The words are in large print with...

Reading Strategies / 04.12.2018

What is Phonics? Phonics is a reading system which teaches children to break words into sounds. The sounds can then be said together to form a whole word. During phonics lessons children learn sounds, look at how they are written down and practice methods to help them read. Because not all words follow the same spelling and reading rules children also learn some whole words and talk about the differences and similarities they find between words.   Head to the bottom of this post for your free printable word and sound...

Inspire Them / 27.11.2018

This post contains affiliate links. For even more great new picture books head to the bottom of this post. I have selected some wonderful books to add to your bookshelves and enrich your lives.  Each of these books taught my children and I so much about so many amazing women and how they impacted our lives and the world around us.  All of these titles are equally of value and interest to boys and girls.   Each title hear tells the story of inspirational women.  Some are names you will recognise and...