The progression of the children's phonetic knowledge is moving at a rapid rate. Whether we are writing simple and decodable words, working out and remembering our tricky words or hearing a short sentence and scribing it, all of the children are working very hard. Many of the children are using their command of diagraphs to correctly write out words such as; queen, boat and scarf. Other children are writing short sentences, after only hearing it read out once (VERY IMPRESSIVE). Regardless of the stage, every child's letter formation has greatly improved and this can be seen on our Writing Working Wall in the classroom. An added challenge can be found in the form of a long, yet decodable word, such as daffodil. The children laugh as though there is no way that they have a chance of getting it correct, but when reminded that all they have to do is have a go, they relish the chance of proving me wrong.