This is the second post in a planned series of posts specifically linked to teaching the foundations of literacy and raising standards of literacy for all children. I hope you’ve managed to read the first post to set the scene,
***No. 1: What will Minister Nick Gibb and the Department for Education do next to further raise standards of literacy in England?
As I start to write this post, I hardly know where to begin. The ‘Naked Emperor‘ story theme could not be more apt for the information I am about to relay. I think a little bit of my history is
***I’m HORRIFIED that teachers of 4 and 5 year olds are teaching a form of print with a ‘lead-in’ join – please stick to simple print!!!
I’ve observed the rapid growth of teaching Reception and Year One children (the four and five year olds) a form of font which is neither a simple, sensible ‘print’ nor quality teaching of joined handwriting. This is instead of teaching
***Supporting teachers, learners and parents/carers with tangible, systematic, cumulative, content-rich, fit-for-purpose resources for home learning!
At the time of writing this post (January 2021), we are in the midst of a pandemic. The UK has gone into yet another ‘lockdown’ and many schools are closed or open only to the children of key workers and