FFT Wave 3
Type of children
Children with very low attainment
Length of intervention
10 weeks; 15-20 minutes a day
The programme is designed to be delivered by experienced teaching assistants, and consists of a rolling programme of a reading day, writing day, reading day, writing day, etc. On each Reading Day the child rereads a familiar book, carries out three fast letter-work activities, reads a new book following a book introduction, reconstructs a cut-up sentence from the book, and learns a new word from the book. On each Writing Day the child rereads yesterday’s new book (the adult takes a running record once a week), revises word(s) previously learned, composes and writes a sentence based on a picture or stimulus from the book just read, reconstructs a cut-up sentence taken from the written sentence, and learns a spelling.
For reading accuracy in Y1-3: useful to remarkable
For reading accuracy in Y4-5: remarkable