Evidence from independent writing
Children frequently wrote short recounts of events out of school, sometimes using the computer to generate images. Two pieces of writing, separated by a couple of months, show Molly's progress from somewhat random word ordering and incomplete letter strings and clauses, to writing a complete sentence. At the same time, Molly worked on the 'challenge table', where the task was to find words that rhymed with 'hat' and 'log'.
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- Molly draws on phonic knowledge to find rhyming words and makes phonically plausible attempts at simple consonant-vowel-consonant words, such as 'meat' and 'tea'. She also draws on phonics to attempt 'Yorkshire pudding' (AF1 L1 b1).