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Posts Tagged ‘phonics’

Is this your nightmare too?

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Parents worry about their children. They worry about progress, falling behind, getting the basics right. Whether schools are in lockdown, or a child misses out on education for some time, one of the top concerns parents have is, ‘How will my child catch-up if they’ve missed out on so much?’ As well as lower performance […]

My child is struggling with phonics – do we need a tutor?

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Most children in the UK learn to read using phonics. We know some parents struggle with how to support their child, especially if they aren’t familiar with how phonics fits with learning to read and English. Recently we had a call from a concerned parent in the Knutsford area. Her daughter has just gone into […]

How did you learn to read?

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Can you cast your mind back and remember how you learnt to read? How does it compare with how your children have learnt to read? In most UK schools children are taught to read using a phonics system (decoding words by sounds) but the debate about whether this is the best method continues to rumble […]

Helping your child with phonics

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

In the next few weeks 5 and 6 year olds across England will be tested to check their phonics reading ability. One of the leading teaching unions is calling for a boycott of the tests saying that it might make 5 year olds feel like they are a failure and devastate their confidence at an […]