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Even when children make good progress in phonics in Reception, this is not always sustained into Year 1. It is usually at this stage that children encounter the challenge of alternative ways of writing the same sound or of reading words that have two possible pronunciations. They are also likely to encounter more challenging vowel digraphs and trigraphs.
In November 2010, a small group of teachers worked with the Department for Education to share some of their ideas about what works well in their schools. This PowerPoint presentation offers a collection of ten tried and tested ideas for use in the classroom based on their contributions.
The Department for Education would like to thank the following practitioners for their contributions:
PowerPoint, 7 Mb