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Speed really matters

Check the sounds of slowest progress children.
Three ideas to consider to increase their speed:
  1. Decide three separate 'speed minutes' every day: three children go to a specific adult to practise for one minute
  2. Partner two children: give them 5 to 10 Speed Sound cards to practise reading quickly
  3. Give each child their own cards to practise at home.

Fred Talk really matters

Here’s a list of words to Fred Talk with pairs of children who are finding blending tricky.

As soon as one child can blend, ask a different non-blender to join the pair.
 
Use one-syllable words only.
  1. Show three objects or pictures – say the word in Fred Talk. Speak each sound clearly – and not too quickly.
  2. Ask them to find the picture
  3. Practise saying it in FT using MTYT
  4. Repeat.
Fred Talk food cupboard
tin t-i-n; soup s-oo-p; beans b-ee-n-s; bread b-r-e-d; cake c-ay-k
 
Fred Talk fridge
milk m-i-l-k; juice j-oo-s; cream c-r-ee-m; eggs e-g-s; corn c-or-n; grape g-r-ay-p; pear -p-air; peas p-ee-z;
leek l-ee-k
 
Fred Talk kitchen
Fork f-or-k; spoon s-p-oo-n; knife, n-igh-f, pan p-a-n; plate p-l-ay-t, bowl b-ow-l; cup c-u-p; mug m-u-g;
chair ch-air; stool s-t-oo-l
 
Fred Talk bedroom
Bed b-e-d; rug r-u-g; book b-oo-k; lamp l-am-p; m-a-t; light l-igh-t; box b-o-x
 
Fred Talk bathroom
Loo l-oo; sink s-i-nk; mat m-a-t; soap s-ow-p; brush b-r-u-sh; cream c-r-eem.
 
Fred Talk clothes
Scarf s-c-ar-f; hat h-a-t; coat c-ow-t; socks s-o-c-s; shorts sh-or-t-s; dress d-r-e-ss; skirt s-k-ir-t
 

Watch trainer Jo Chadwick in this Fred Talk Compilation video.

News from Australia's Northern Territories

We have been working with teachers in the Northern Territories, Australia for three years now.

Read this article to hear about the impact on some of the neediest children in these communities. 

Free Screening Check Prep events

We will practise teaching Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds and one-to-one tutoring to help the weakest readers make the best progress.

Sessions are open to Reading Leaders and Year 1 teachers.
Reception teachers are also welcome, to help prepare children for Year 1.

These free events end in March and are filling fast. Click here to book.



Hope all this helps,
Best wishes 


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