This 2 day training offers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic, synthetic phonics programme following the pace and progression of Letters and Sounds. It will strengthen practitioner knowledge and understanding of phonics subject knowledge and terminology in line with EYFS 2014 and National Curriculum 2014 and will provide ideas and resources for how to plan for successful use and application of phonics learning in the wider curriculum.
On day one teachers will:
- Explore the theoretical/ historical landscape related to the teaching of phonics
- Understand the importance of early phonological development and providing meaningful activities to support this in your setting
- Recognise the impact that the systematic teaching of phonics can have on children’s decoding and writing skills
- Clarify subject knowledge around the terminology related to phonics teaching and the expectations related to the pace and progression of learning
- Become familiar with the basic phonic code and teaching blending and segmenting
- Discover how to provide a fun and multisensory approach to the daily, discrete teaching of phonics linked to high quality children’s texts
- Explore strategies for teaching high frequency words
On day two teachers will:
- Learn how to move children into reading and spelling fluency
- Become familiar with the complex phonics code and investigative approaches for helping children to understand patterns for spelling
- Identify how to provide a fun and multisensory approach to the daily, discrete teaching of the complex phonics code, linked to high quality children’s texts
- Explore activities to move children from phonics to the spelling rules and expectations for Years 1 and 2
- Investigate the essential elements of practice and the classroom environment that enable children to become confident readers and writers
All teachers will receive a resource pack including carefully selected high quality texts, teacher publications, a CD of resources to use in the classroom and ideas on how to reinforce the teaching of phonics within the wider reading curriculum.