Bit of background - I teach a very poor ability Y4 class, lots of SEN and low level behaviour issues... This week we have started RWI Fresh Start, and so far so good! The group I am taking are right at the start of the programme, so we are going over Set 1 sounds, concentrating on letter formation. The children do know the majority of these, but not at speed, which is why we are starting at the beginning. We do RWI 4 lessons per week, which leaves 1 and a half literacy lessons for other things. Basically this week we shared a story and I asked the children to create a story board of the main points. During this session, one of the children from my phonics group asked me what a capital R looks like, and said he did not know how to write one (he was genuine). I showed him and he seemed to understand, but it made me think - at the moment we are only looking at lower case letters, as like I said, children do not know these. However, when should I teach capitals? I dont want to confuse children! Should I do it once we have covered the entire alphabet in small case? Or should I wait until the children are further along the scheme??