Systematic Sythnthetic Phonics

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‘A critical discussion about the introduction of systematic synthetic phonics into the primary curriculum since 2007 and the implications of this for the teaching and learning of English’ This essay will discuss the impact that the independent review of the Teaching of Early reading, often referred to as the Rose Review, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Education for England, has had on teaching and learning English. It will look at the implications for schools focussing on Early Years foundation and Key Stage 1. The National Literacy Strategy has been in place since 1998 and since this time there has been a significant increase in the teaching of phonics in literacy, and there have been substantial changes and…show more content…
Teachers delivering early reading must now demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics. It was also made clear that Ofsted would enhance its inspector’s expertise in assessing the teaching of reading, so that their judgements reflect appropriate expectations and recognise particular features of systematic synthetic phonics teaching. The reason being for this so that if reading and writing are not good at the end of year 2 and 6 then Inspectors have the sufficient knowledge to allow them to ask questions relating to the unsatisfactory progress children have made. The development of the new phonics screening test for six year olds means that inspectors are even more likely to encounter phonics. (Ofsted, Getting them reading early, 2011) The findings of the Rose Report has provided many discussions for schools, and have subsequently made schools review and improve their provisions, particularly the frequency and pace of their phonics sessions. Teachers have now begun to see the importance of teaching the phonemes and graphemes in a

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