Testing is underway as teachers prepare to write reports later in the term. 8 of 'my' students have had running records so far administered by their literacy teachers. Of these, 2 passed the comprehension at the next level but failed the decoding; 5 made six months gain and 1 made 12 months gain.
We have looked at beginning and end blends and are moving on to consonant digraphs - sh, ch, th, shr, thr and wh. We have also started to learn about long vowel sounds where the silent 'e' at the end of words changes the vowel from a 'short' sound to where it says its name.
The students are enjoying playing games that help them to practise these skills.