As for a testimonial: this is from our recent Nov 08 Ofsted report. 'The highly effective programme of phonics teaching, delivered across all classes and tailored to meet the needs of all abilities, accounts for the improved standards in reading and writing

Steve Hopkinson
Head Teacher at Wyvern First School
Milton Keynes

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Version Information:

Sept 2013: Changes to all files – some minor, some extensive, primarily to align these resources with changes to the Sept 2013 version of the manual.  Those changes are described in detail in this file.  Also eight new files added, plus part 3 of the manual is now made available in digital format.’

April 2014: Tracking Activities files added.

Aug 2015: File 26, re. DfE Y1 screening check, updated to reflect the DfE's current approach.

Oct 2015: File 34, 'Teaching Sounds-Write', expanded.

May 2016: File 38, 'Years 3 4 5 and 6 Word List', and File 39, 'Lesson 6 - Bridging Lesson' added.

January 2017 - two files added:

File 44, 'Word Lists for the Extended Code' - already in the manual, offered as a download so that it may more easily be copied for use in classes.

File 98, 'Lesson 10' - this has been reworded for greater clarity. We recommend that anyone who trained prior to February 2017 updates their manual with this new version. Manuals issued on courses in Feb 2017 and thereafter already incorporate this version.

March 2017 - three files updated:

File 23, 'Initial Code Words to Read and Spell'; File 24, 'Extended Code Words to Read and Spell'; and File 25, 'Polysyllabic Words to Read and Spell'.


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