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Ofsted focuses on the teaching of reading

I'm thrilled to read that Ofsted's draft 2019 School Inspection Handbook pays special attention to the teaching of early reading and, in particular, how schools reach the lowest attaining pupils.

Read from 283 to 285 here (corrected from previous version).

Organisation in YR

It’s time to increase Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons in YR to 30 minutes a day.

Read Organisation in YR to help you organise your groups.
 
Every YR child should be 
blending by now.
Let us know if they’re not. Phone 01275 331230 to arrange for a trainer to help you and remember to watch our films on the portal too.
 
Don’t forget to Fred Talk Fred Talk, Fred Talk throughout the day.

New 20 minutes parent PowerPoints

Best times for meeting: 20 mins before home time or after a parent assembly.
We’ve made seven 20 minute Parent Meeting PPTs with notes to help you.
  1. Introduction to Read Write Inc. Phonics
  2. Reading stories to your child
  3. Listening to your child read
  4. Fred Talk
  5. Set 1 Sounds
  6. Set 2 and 3 Sounds
  7. Phonics Screening Check

Are we there yet?

Let’s get all children meeting our Read Write Inc. Phonics expectations by the end of Year 1.
 
Tip for headteachers: pin this on your wall. Keep asking ‘Are we there yet?’



Hope all this helps,
Best wishes 


More from Ruth Miskin Training

Help your Year 1 teachers get ready for the Phonics Screening Check. Sign up for a free PSC Prep event in your area.

Find the full list on the Ruth Miskin website.

Regional Training package now available

  We are happy to announce a new training package for Read Write Inc. Phonics Regional Training.

Get 6 places and two Development Days for just £2,300 plus VAT.

If you are a:

  • New school looking to take your first steps in the Read Write Inc. programme
  • School who has regular regional training but have never invested in Development Days
  • Small school
Find out more on the Ruth Miskin website.
 

Ofsted to focus on lowest 20% of readers

The below is an extract taken from Ofsted's Annual Report 2018/19.

'Learning to read is the single most important purpose of the first year at school, most of all for the most disadvantaged children.' 

'We intend to strengthen our focus on the inspection of reading.'

Amanda Spielman's Second Annual Report as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector
4th December 2018

Read more on the Ruth Miskin website
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