This Early Years and KS1 course poses the following questions: What do we know about how children learn to read? What is the roleof phonics in early literacy? How can phonics weave through a creative curriculum?
The day will start with a dialogic exploration of our own experiences of reading and move into a consideration of current theory and research. Insights will be used to outline a multi-modal skills approach to learning to read.
Areas of focus
- A “common sense” approach
- The reasons that reading for pleasure is crucial to phonics teaching
- The place of reading schemes and children’s
- Language, imagination and putting it all together
- The role of the facilitator in phonics teaching
- Storying and creating readers
- Sharing and creating resources
- Supporting parents and reducing stress
- The emphasis of the course is practical and participatory. We ask participants to bring along examples of early writing and questions to explore.
A one-day course covers general principles. For more sustained development we recommend a follow up session, which allows for gap task
learning and review.
Packs of high-quality children’s literature to support phonics teaching can be additionally
purchased from justimaginestorycentre.co.uk or
by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune In! Book pack A Phase 1 Letters and Sounds
Tune In! Book pack B Phase 2 Letters and Sounds
Tune In! Book pack C Phases 3 & 4 Letters and
Tune In! Book pack D phases 5 & 6 Letters and