25 Sep '14

News Nick Gibb: theres no excuse for kids leaving primary school unable to read

Every child should leave primary school able to read fluently and effortlessly the systematic teaching of phonics is essential for achieving thatIn June this year more than half a million five and six year olds took a short reading test at the end of their second year of primary school. Known as the phonics screening check, each child was asked to read a list of 40 words to their class teacher.The check was introduced by this government to help prevent any child who was having problems with their reading going unnoticed. The government wants to make sure that all primary schools are using the most efficient approach to teaching children to read. Continue reading...

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