In 2016, Phonics is the only subject area (so far) in which we are cross grouping the children across all Kiwi classes. This is because they are now spread from stage 2 to stage 5, of the Yolanda Sorryl programme. By cross-grouping we are able to best target the childrens' learning. So far I have only taken stage 2 - beginning sounds, although I am concentrating on those children who have around half of the sounds already and need to review and consolidate these as well as learn new sounds. As a team we assess progress mid term and at the end of term, to make new groupings as new teachers join us.
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.