* I always enjoy Ted Wragg's articles. However, he has missed the point in his last one about the teaching of phonics ("Why C-A-T spells war", TES, May 6).
It is true that many of us feel emotional about the issue, but it is not a simple case of different opinions. One method of teaching reading is untested and prescribed by anonymous authors. Another is backed up by numerous reports based on empirical research. See www.syntheticphonics.com
3 The Chase, Donnington