Hi, I was new to Reception this year and am after some help in relation to some CLL scale points. CLL W - 'Holds a pencil effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed' At the minute phonics and a teacher directed literacy activity (sometimes including writing, sometimes not) is all the Literacy we do. I find it hard to teach letter formation within phonics (I do try to fit this in though, whereas I know the other Reception teachers do not), so how can my children achieve this? How does everyone else manage to do this? Do you specifically teach letter formation? And... CLL LSL - Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding letters of the alphabet. We have our phonics split into 5 groups ( we are a big Foundation stage unit) and follow Letters and Sounds. The children that are onto phase 3 will be learning the names of the alphabet and so hopefully will be able to achieve this point by the end of the year. However there will be at least 1 group who won't be taught the names by the end of the year, and therefore (unless parents help) won't be able to achieve this, which I don't think is fair. How does everyone else do this? Sorry for all questions! Hope you can help/advise!