Why aren’t we teaching phonics in KS2?
Is Synthetic Phonics the only approach?
Are we actually teaching children the skills of spelling?
With the ever-increasing weighting of children’s spelling in national assessments, this event takes a look at the expectations, previous assessments and the way in which a whole school approach can ensure children are best supported to succeed. We recap the synthetic phonics phases and explore how these can be revisited in KS2. Statistically, with 5-6 of a class of 30 children showing dyslexic type tendencies, we take a brief look at the research surrounding synthetic phonics and alternative approaches that can be employed, for those children who require intervention.
Why synthetic phonics?
What is research telling us?
What can I challenge? What can I change?
Dyslexia and appropriate provision
Are spelling lists working?
Are we actually teaching spelling?
Developing a positive approach
Application in writing
Making sure change happens
Parents as partners