Hi all. I'm new ks1 lead in a new school. I'm trying to 'stream' phonics in ks1 so children move off to their relevant group, rather than class teachers teaching from phase 3-5 or even ph6 in one class. Seems obvious to me and the teachers are keen. But some TAs are worried about 'leading' a group and the planning side of it. It's agreed that the teachers will plan for the TAs but give them time to prep. I know they're fab TAs so I know they'll be fine but want to make the process as painless as possible. I just printed a week of phonics play planning for the phase 3 TAs. I'd expect them to flow through it but if it was too easy, jump forward, or if too hard, to keep going at it. But another teacher gave her TA just one day of planning. Then the TA will give her feedback from that day and she'll plan the next day for her. Seems onerous to me. I don't like planning every single night! Also, if they're phase 3, they really do need to be pushing forward quite quickly so a sound a day is minimum really. Having taught rwi for the last 2 years, I'm used to the pace and demands of it but feel out of the loop with letters and sounds again. Sorry to witter but what do you do, what do you think about steaming, the planning, the pace etc??!!! Thanks all!