Each student will embark on their own learning journey and start at different points. For some the journey will be a direct route to their goal and for others it may take longer. However, the journey is more important than the destination and I will be there to guide your child to success.
Lessons take place at your child's school during the day with the agreement of their school. The cost of the lesson is £40 for one hour.
At present due to Covid 19 all lessons are online and shorter (40 mins) lessons are at a reduced rate of £30.
A short placement test is carried out before your child attends lessons. This is essential in order to find the perfect starting point. There are different levels at which your child can start from. They are not set in stone and any gaps in a previous section will be covered and built upon.
This block of lessons is designed for children at the start of their reading and writing journey. This could be children that are in Key Stage 1 who have found it difficult to acquire literacy skills or older children that have significant gaps in their understanding of phonics. They will learn all initial letter names and sounds, alphabet sequence and how to read single syllable words.
This block of lessons is aligned to phase 3 of letters and sounds (phonics). Your child will be introduced to digraphs (2 letters making one sound such as ‘sh’) and trigraphs (3 letters making one sound such as ‘igh’). They will be able to read and write words with more than one syllable. This is perfect if your child did not pass the year 1 phonic screening.
This block of lessons works on the trickier elements of phonics. Alternative sounds will be learned for the same spelling pattern such as ‘ow’ in ‘now’ and ‘window’. This aligns to phase 5 of letters and sounds with added strategies that are not taught in school. This section is often the part that children struggle to learn in school using traditional teaching methods.
This is a separate course from the other sections and is designed for children that are older and require accelerated learning. All children will be required to achieve a certain level of attainment in order to join this group. This will be determined through the placement test. These lessons break down trickier elements of spelling and reading such as syllable division, spelling patterns and alternative sounds.