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We have been delighted with the impact of the Sounds-Write programme. Our children have made very good progress in reading and writing and we believe this rigorous programme has been key to raising standards of literacy. Having introduced Sounds-Write at my previous school and seen first hand the enormous benefits, I had no hesitation in introducing this progamme at Priory Rise. Sounds-Write makes sense and this is the comment most frequently offered by parents and staff.
- Sue Cox
Head Teacher at Priory Rise Primary School
From the outset, Sounds-Write has asked schools using the programme to participate in testing their pupils using objective tests of reading and spelling.
The 2009 Sounds-Write Report to schools shows the progress of 1607 individual pupils for whom we have spelling test results obtained during May and June at the end of each of their YR, Y1 and Y2 school years.
The results demonstrate conclusively that, given high
quality training, teaching practitioners can teach virtually all children to
learn to read and spell. In our study, 91% of the pupils tested moved up to
Key Stage 2 with basic literacy skills at an age appropriate level or above.
What is more, boys do as well as girls, socio-economic background makes
little or no difference, and geographical location is not a factor.
The full story is contained in this pdf file... Sounds-Write Research Report 2009
The archived file...Soundswrite Report On Data Collection_2008
Here are two sections from the Sounds-Write Data Report for 2007, which are not contained in the 2008 report:
Here is a leaflet that provides a guide for parents of children in reception:
An information sheet with common spellings of the consonants and vowels can be downloaded here: