Until this morning, I’ve only received one result of the phonics screening test from a school in Kent and that doesn’t give me all the facts and figures, but I’ve been thinking more about this test. Firstly, I was never really convinced that giving this kind of test at the end of Year 1 was… Continue reading Phonics food for thought
If you tuned in to the Radio 4 Today programme this morning, you would have heard Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, debating the relevance of phonics in teaching children to read with Greg Wallace, executive principal of the Best Start Federation of primary schools in Hackney. After being… Continue reading Bousted? A busted flush!
As reported by the Guardian, the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, on which I always have a few words to say (here, here and here), has been won this year by Snigdha Nandipati, a fourteen-year-old from San Diego. Funnily enough, the word she won the competition with reminds me of just how daft are the… Continue reading The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee