Dyslexia and Phonics

Dyslexia and Phonics

What do you think of when you hear the word dyslexia? Mispronouncing words, reading errors, and struggling in school are probably some of the first things that come to mind. But dyslexia is so much more than that! Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that affects how a...
Reading – The Most Important Gift We Can Give a Pupil

Reading – The Most Important Gift We Can Give a Pupil

Arguably, reading is the gateway to curriculum access and therefore learning. We ask our pupils to be able to read information in every subject that we teach. If they can’t do this in its most functional sense, then learning becomes difficult. Here is a jarring...
Dyslexia, Literacy and Trugs

Dyslexia, Literacy and Trugs

According to the Rose Report 2009 the definition of dyslexia is: “Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological...
Making Spellings Stick

Making Spellings Stick

Why is spelling so tricky for some? Perhaps, it is because there are so many processes to manage. For example, you have to: Isolate sounds in words and then translate those sounds into print.Recall spelling rules — and the exceptions.Choose between different words...