ESSENTIALspelling is a whole class approach to teaching spelling that enables all children to succeed and gives teachers the unique tools to make that happen. The resource comprises: a year’s worth of detailed planning sequences; full explanations of the learning behind the teaching; ideas for activities; resources to help teachers deliver the sessions. Every sequence tracks back to review prior linked learning, enabling children to build on the foundations of previous year groups, and assisting teachers to identify gaps in learning. Every sequence shows teachers how to support the children who have gaps, as well as how to provide challenge and build new skills where needed. And, every sequence helps make spelling fun!
Also available as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.
Michelle Nicholson explores background to the government’s announcement about the revisions to the Letters and Sounds phonics programme, and considers the implications to schools.Teaching & Learning 20 April 2021
Effective maths provision within and beyond the classroom – we reflect on EEF guidance and experience of working with pupils with learning needs or gaps.Health & Wellbeing, School improvement, Pupil progress, Teaching 20 April 2021
With the current emphasis on assessment and closing the gaps, it is important that we don’t lose the ambition to develop children who write for pleasure.Teaching & Learning 13 April 2021