Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

30/04/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
21/05/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This 2 day training offers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic phonics programme, supporting children to become independent readers. It will strengthen practitioner knowledge and understanding of the subject knowledge and terminology in relation to phonics, 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.

All teachers will receive a resource pack designed to support in the immediate implementation of the ideas from the course across EYFS and KS1.  The pack includes carefully selected high quality texts, sample long term planning outlining a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics, two teaching sequences to use in the classroom and research publications to support ongoing development of subject knowledge.   

On day one, the course will focus on the following key areas:

  • What is reading?
  • Why phonics?
  • A systematic approach
  • Learning the language of text, story, song and rhyme and the importance of early phonological development
  • Identifying and synthesising speech sounds
  • Planning for the use and application of phonics within a literacy rich curriculum in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Introducing gap tasks for participants

On day two, the course will focus on the following key areas:

  • Reflection and feedback on gap tasks
  • How reading develops
  • A systematic approach
  • Analysing patterns in words
  • Assessing reading skills and strategies
  • Exemplifying a literacy rich curriculum in Key Stage 1



"Just brilliant! Anyone doing phonics with children should go on this course!" 

Teacher, 2017

"Phonics should be emphasized in the early teaching of reading to beginners when they start school. " 

National Curriculum 2014
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales