Hi I am hoping that Debbie or some SP expert will be able to help. My rec children have done really well this year and most will be moving into KS1 with good blending and segmenting skills, some of them reading and writing quite independently. There are a couple (young ones) who, although able to blend 'all-through-the-word', sound out most words in their reading book, making their reading sound slow and laboured. Am I right in thinking that this is just a stage in the learning to decode process, and that reading will become more fluent with time and practice? Is there anything else I could do to help?I am concerned that the Y1 teacher will move them swiftly on to Ginn (look and say/guess) and Storyworld (controlled vocab - high % high frequency words), in the belief that what they are reading is too hard. (We have all had SP training!!) My feeling is that this is going to totally confuse them, and they won't know which strategy to use. Thanks for any suggestions.