Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

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20/04/2021 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
04/05/2021 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This two-day training offers teachers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic phonics programme, supporting children to become independent readers.  This programme has been designed to strengthen practitioner knowledge and understanding of knowledge and terminology in relation to phonics, in line with Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum requirements and will provide ideas and resources to help plan for the successful use and application of phonics learning in the wider curriculum.

Every participant will receive an extensive resource pack designed to help put the ideas from the course into practice across Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

What you will learn:

This two-day course has been designed by our team of expert teachers and will cover following key areas:

Day 1

  • 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.

Day 2

  • 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.

What participants will receive?

As well as two full days training, all participants will receive a resource pack designed to help put the strategies from the course into practice across Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The pack includes carefully selected high quality texts, sample long term planning outlining a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics, two detailed planning sequences to use in the classroom and research publications to support ongoing development of subject knowledge.  

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be provided with the tools to implement a quality writing provision across their school and will:

  • Improve their subject knowledge in the teaching of early reading and writing.
  • Explore how to plan a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics across Early Years and Key Stage 1, supporting children to become independent readers and writers.
  • Understand how to develop activities to allow children to use and apply phonic skills as part of a rich reading and writing experience, as well as developing their comprehension and compositional skills.
  • Explore a wide range of high quality literature to support early readers of all ages, exploring the vital role this plays in supporting the journey of progression in reading; developing confident, competent and motivated readers and writers.

This course will be led by CLPE’s Charlotte Hacking.

Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing.  Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need. 

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


National Curriculum 2014

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

Course Participant, 2017
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources