Flying start in September

Flying start in September

We’re here to help make the biggest difference from day one in September – in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  

Top ways to get them flying from day one...

… in Reception 

  • Follow the guidance on Oxford Owl: Making a strong start: a guide for Reception/Primary 1 teachers.
  • Establish RWI routines so children settle into school life quickly. You can then get straight to the teaching. 
  • Tutor from the start for quick keep up and longer-term support for SEND.  
  • If you have the Online Subscription, children have fun learning to blend with our Fred Games. We’ve yet to find a child who doesn’t love them!   

… in Year 1 

  • Start with what they know. Remember that ‘review’ is built into every lesson which means that you can use Reception Summer 2 assessment data to inform the starting place. 
  • Protect time for daily tutoring from the start of the term. Every day counts! 
  • Set up afternoon Speed Sound Lessons. Our new animated films on the Online Subscription for Set 3 will complete the set! These are perfect for extra practice in school and at home.* 

*Available from September 2024

… in Year 2  

  • Focus on fluency. Reading to the last Grey Storybook helps children build their stamina before they leave the security of decodable books. See below how children love the higher Storybooks.
  • Plan for reading beyond Read Write Inc. Phonics. We have support for literacy lessons, storytime and book club to build fluency, stamina and joy! 

Support to get airborne!

Reception 

  • A new ‘name the pictures’ film in the Virtual Classroom supports children about to start Reception.
  • Targeted one-day regional training: Make a strong start in Reception.
  • Strong start in Reception module on the RMT Online Subscription with training and in-action films. 
  • Summary of useful resources on the Oxford Owl ‘Overview’ document.
  • 20% discount on resources. 

Year 1 

  • Online Assessment support – including how to use the sounds grid to analyse children’s progress from Reception. 
  • Summary of useful resources on the Oxford Owl ‘Overview’ document.
  • If you’re keen to keep children reading over the holidays, we’ve put together this helpful parent and carers letter.
  • 20% discount on resources. 

Year 2 

Spotlight on grouping

We all know that grouping by children’s ‘challenge point’ accelerates their progress right from the start – teaching is at just the right level. 

You choose the grouping based on the number of staff you have available. There is ALWAYS a solution for organisation. Contact your Consultant Trainer for bespoke support for your context. 

Join to hear the range of solutions for grouping and organisation. You will come away with a plan that will work for your school. 

Sarah Jones, our small school expert, will be on hand to help with organisation 12-12.30pm every day from 8th July to 19th  July (except Tuesday 16th). Join by clicking the above link.

We’re here to help make the biggest difference from day one in September – in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  

Top ways to get them flying from day one...

… in Reception 

  • Follow the guidance on Oxford Owl: Making a strong start: a guide for Reception/Primary 1 teachers.
  • Establish RWI routines so children settle into school life quickly. You can then get straight to the teaching. 
  • Tutor from the start for quick keep up and longer-term support for SEND.  
  • If you have the Online Subscription, children have fun learning to blend with our Fred Games. We’ve yet to find a child who doesn’t love them!   

… in Year 1 

  • Start with what they know. Remember that ‘review’ is built into every lesson which means that you can use Reception Summer 2 assessment data to inform the starting place. 
  • Protect time for daily tutoring from the start of the term. Every day counts! 
  • Set up afternoon Speed Sound Lessons. Our new animated films on the Online Subscription for Set 3 will complete the set! These are perfect for extra practice in school and at home.* 

*Available from September 2024

… in Year 2  

  • Focus on fluency. Reading to the last Grey Storybook helps children build their stamina before they leave the security of decodable books. See below how children love the higher Storybooks.
  • Plan for reading beyond Read Write Inc. Phonics. We have support for literacy lessons, storytime and book club to build fluency, stamina and joy! 

Support to get airborne!

Reception 

  • A new ‘name the pictures’ film in the Virtual Classroom supports children about to start Reception.
  • Targeted one-day regional training: Make a strong start in Reception.
  • Strong start in Reception module on the RMT Online Subscription with training and in-action films. 
  • Summary of useful resources on the Oxford Owl ‘Overview’ document.
  • 20% discount on resources. 

Year 1 

  • Online Assessment support – including how to use the sounds grid to analyse children’s progress from Reception. 
  • Summary of useful resources on the Oxford Owl ‘Overview’ document.
  • If you’re keen to keep children reading over the holidays, we’ve put together this helpful parent and carers letter.
  • 20% discount on resources. 

Year 2 

Spotlight on grouping

We all know that grouping by children’s ‘challenge point’ accelerates their progress right from the start – teaching is at just the right level. 

You choose the grouping based on the number of staff you have available. There is ALWAYS a solution for organisation. Contact your Consultant Trainer for bespoke support for your context. 

Join to hear the range of solutions for grouping and organisation. You will come away with a plan that will work for your school. 

Sarah Jones, our small school expert, will be on hand to help with organisation 12-12.30pm every day from 8th July to 19th  July (except Tuesday 16th). Join by clicking the above link.

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