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Any Scottish P1 teachers about?

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LindyHemming Sat 15-Jun-13 17:21:31

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ilovepowerhoop Sat 15-Jun-13 18:44:40

ds had the 'ai' and 'oo' phoneme (didnt seem to differentiate between short or long 'oo' though)

LindyHemming Sat 15-Jun-13 19:18:33

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TheApprentice Sat 15-Jun-13 19:23:50

I am English but teach P1 in Scotland. So you can imagine the fun I have with phonics! At my school we follow the Jolly Phonics programme for the first year and the kids seem to manage fine - I think they are used to "converting" accents since so much stuff on TV etc that they are exposed to is in an English accent. We only teach "ai" - would not expect them to read "hair" etc at this stage. I don't teach "wh" rather than "w" as most of the kids don't pronounce them differently. (my surname actually begins with wh and my experience is that its only posh Scots who pronounce it differently, although I love it when they do!)

So mostly I just ignore.

ilovepowerhoop Sat 15-Jun-13 19:24:22

dd is P5 and has never done 'air' phoneme, just the 'ai' one

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