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My Letters and Sounds receives DfE approval

23 June 2022

My Letters and Sounds receives DfE approval

Our brand-new phonics programme, My Letters and Sounds, joins the shortlist of SSP teaching programmes that are approved by the Department for Education.

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Instil a love of reading with real phonics stories

10 February 2022

Instil a love of reading with real phonics stories

Kasia Reay, author of the Reception Phonics Readers for My Letters and Sounds, explains why choosing books that feel like real stories can be the key to unlocking a true passion for reading.

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The new SSP for Letters and Sounds schools

19 January 2022

The new SSP for Letters and Sounds schools

After almost two years in the making, we are delighted to launch our brand-new systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme, Schofield and Sims My Letters and Sounds

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Survey reveals impact of pandemic on young children’s handwriting

28 June 2021

Survey reveals impact of pandemic on young children’s handwriting

We reveal the areas of handwriting that most concern teachers, and Michelle van Rooyen, an occupational therapist with a special interest in handwriting, shares her thoughts on the survey findings.

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Unlocking handwriting with the WriteWell programme

25 June 2021

Unlocking handwriting with the WriteWell programme

Help every child to achieve clear, confident and speedy joined handwriting with WriteWell, a complete course designed to guide children from their first steps in mark-making towards the development of secure, fluent and comfortable joined handwriting.

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What should a reading recovery curriculum look like?

18 June 2021

What should a reading recovery curriculum look like?

Complete Comprehension author Jane Sowerby shares her advice on building a broad and balanced curriculum and explains why reading should be at the heart of it.

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The 11+ journey starts with the Study and Practice Books

02 June 2021

The 11+ journey starts with the Study and Practice Books

Covering English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning, our 11+ Study and Practice Books are the ultimate introduction to the 11+ and provide a reliable resource for children and parents to refer to throughout their preparation.

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Boosting post-pandemic skills: how to get reading back on track

13 May 2021

Boosting post-pandemic skills: how to get reading back on track

As part of our reading comprehension blog series, Complete Comprehension authors Laura Lodge and Jo Gray share their advice on identifying pupil literacy gaps, as well as some of the strategies that children need to become good readers.

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Encourage a love of reading with Complete Comprehension

08 May 2021

Encourage a love of reading with Complete Comprehension

Developing strong and able readers just got easier thanks to our new publication, Complete Comprehension. Comprising six books to use across Years 1 to 6, this series provides schools with everything needed to model comprehension skills and build pupils’ reading confidence.

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Review: Complete Comprehension is “everything you need”

08 April 2021

Review: Complete Comprehension is “everything you need”

Mike Davies from Teach Primary takes a look at our Complete Comprehension books, which are packed full of lesson plans, text passages and teaching notes designed to equip schools with everything they need to develop strong, successful readers.

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