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What happens when students move up a group or stage? Does this create another group or are they slotted in to the existing group/stage?

Each term is a reset

New groups need to be created on the basis of the new placement tests.
Students who are moving into a new Stage, are integrated with the existing group.

Continue teaching the phonic concepts of that stage as outlined in the Teacher Sequence Manual

Other than Stage 1 (which has targeted order), teachers are able to present the first, last or middle phonic concepts.
New students entering a group/Stage, will continue learning the sequence.

Students entering a new group/Stage will not be left behind

Keep in mind, that students are constantly learning above their level/stage and revising down the previous levels, with whole class explicit teaching of lists.
Yes, students have their own allocated stage/lists, but they should be absorbing learning beyond that allocated level.

Updated on: 24/05/2023

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