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Transcription Provision Map



Recent research shows us that:     Bold Beginnings 2017 : Strong phonics teaching was the main vehicle for developing children’s spelling and handwriting (transcriptional skills). The vast majority of the schools visited used a scheme throughout the school, including to teach letter formation in Reception. Write, from dictation, simple English words made up of the GPCs they had learnt. Write correctly a few of the common exception words that had been learnt for reading. Write simple sentences from dictation

EEF Improving Literacy at Key Stage 1: Promote fluent written transcription skills by encouraging extensive and effective practice and explicitly teaching spelling.

Developing transcription at Hindhayes -  Transcription skills at Hindhayes are closely linked to the Sounds-Write programme used to deliver high quality daily phonics. A key part of this programme is the use of dictation at least twice a week. Dictation sentences are carefully planned to ensure that the children can apply taught GPC’s and to also include the practice of the spelling of common exception words. Teachers triangulate what has been taught in Sounds-Write lessons with what formative assessment shows and the units of work for English (both reading and writing) that they are planning. This ensures that opportunities for applying spelling skills in either phonetically regular or common exception words are practised. 

Hindhayes agreed letter formation.

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