Do teachers need to be good at spelling? Is it a good idea for a school to hire proofreaders to spelling in reports?
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LaLa asked me to draw her a mermaid to colour in. So I did. And then I made some mermaid printables for everyone (over at www.tag-illustration.co.uk)
The school choice debate. Why I don’t think I could choose private education for the girls.
Michael Gove wants to institute a wholesale reform of the exam system and the national curriculum without actually taking on board the conclusions of the experts he’s asked to look at it
Review of the Read Write Phonics app – created specifically for children learning to read using phonics (as is used in most UK schools).
A survey conducted by the NAHT suggest that 93% of parents feel welcomed in their children’s school. Surely that can’t right?
I am so happy that RoRo has made the important jump into enthusiastic independent reading.
I was reading The Tickety Tale Teller to LaLa last night and it always gives me a warm glowing feeling, because at its centre are reading and books and being read to and how wonderful these all are. Then I wondered what other children’s books there are about reading and …
My Phonics Kit is a pack from Oxford University Press for parents to help their children with phonics and which ties into the new Year 1 Phonics Test (see last week’s Sunday Reading post for my concerns about the test). My Phonics Kit contains three workbooks (Kipper’s Phonics Workbook, Chip’s Phonics …