Thank you for your patience. I hope I didn't cause too much confusion as I tried to revamp the site. I left it open for those of you that are working through the programme and have tried to do the work as fast as possible, given the limited time I have to work on it. Weeby suddenly decided to upgrade their websites and it gave me more scope for a better layout, which I have now taken advantage of.
So how does it work?
Each individual new sound is now in a coloured section of it's own, In each section you have the list of words that MUST be learnt for both reading and spelling - in a grey box. These are no more than ten in number. This is the core/BASIC part of the programme, whether you are doing it for reading/spelling or both.
After that you have two purply coloured boxes, one labelled for spelling, the next for reading. The spelling one contains first, any odd words that need to be learnt that week, followed by the dictation for that sound. Remember, on Friday you will do a dictation and it should ideally be the one for last week's sound. So, the 'ck' dictation won't be done until the Friday of the week you complete the 'oo' section.
The reading box contains any odd words that are JUST for READING - unless as before you have a pupil who can cope with learning to spell those words too. Definitely not very young children. You are given some additional words to stretch reading ability. Unless you are teaching an adult/older child, who maybe could cope with adding to the list of basic words, then do keep these words JUST FOR READING.
Reading often develops faster than spelling, so these extra words will give further practice which should help reading ability to come on quickly.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THE EXTRA READING WORDS. This is important. The programme will work if you only do the BASIC words for reading and spelling. Some children will only be able to cope with the BASIC words for both reading and spelling and that is FINE! You are aiming to build confidence - as well as to get them reading as fast as is possible. but if they meet continual failure, they will want to give up. Some children MUST work at a slower pace. It's this fine balance between not frustrating a child, but keeping the forward motion going so they feel themselves progressing. Please do ask for help if you get stuck and don't know what to do. I will answer as soon as time permits (within a few days unless I am away).
There are also some more sentences to practice reading words with the new sound in.
Following that, there are worksheets which are optional and some short reading books which are optional too.
Please note the NEW downloadable book of Phonic Word Lists. One list for each family. Print them out each week and use them to introduce the knew sound. Then hang them somewhere prominent after you have taught Monday's lesson, to refer to them during the week. Practice makes perfect!