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  • provide a good collection of starting points for trainees to read: . Our partner schools use a variety of phonics schemes and training day 2 will focus upon the teaching of early reading.

  • The University of Roehampton have provided all trainees with a Phonics handbook to use before and after training.

  • An outstanding online resource to use is 'Mr Thorne does Phonics'. There are videos to use alongside teaching or to gain a better understanding yourself. Click here to view episode one and to find the channel.

  • For an incredible free set of phonics (Letters and Sounds) resources click here. There are very useful training videos for teachers and parents here - produced by the English Hub (Wandle at Chesterton Primary) in partnership with the Department for Education.

Spelling & Igniting Writing

  • Mark McCaughan, a SSF SCITT Support Tutor, has  published a book on Igniting Children's Writing (50 games and activities). You will find several valuable spelling and writing resources on his website - click here.
  • Mark has also put together some very useful spelling strategies and activities for you try - go to the very bottom of this page to find the PDF