Would anyone be able to offer advice on this? I've got a child starting in September, straight into y6, having been educated previously in France. Though English by birth and with English parents, the child knows little English in terms of reading and writing. I used a running record today to see where any gaps were and just how 'bad' the reading would be and we got as far as Wolf Hill Level 1. I've never had an EAL child before, let alone one with this unusual situation of being thoroughly English speaking but not reading or writing. I also have the nagging suspicion through conversation that we may struggle in areas of the curriculum for reasons other than language barriers. I appreciate every year is important in terms of learning, but I'm sure you can see why I'm having kittens in terms of y6! Would anyone be able to advise me in terms of where to begin / manage the situation so that a) the child settles into school comfortably - previous experiences not pleasant apparently and b) I can best prepare her for what's to come having already been told she will be sitting the SATS next summer? The child knows she is 'behind' - child's words not mine and from spending time in class today, that feeling is true. Any advice as to day to day handling and what works to help her would be greatly appreciated.