Supporting Phonics in the Primary Years for Teaching Assistants

30/01/2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This course will explore a range of strategies and resources to enhance literacy attainment based around a quality children’s text. It will strengthen participant’s phonics subject knowledge and understanding of related terminology in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and provide teaching assistants with a wide range of strategies to support all children effectively.

Who should attend?

Teaching Assistants for any year group in the primary years

What you will learn:

Increase subject knowledge and confidence in teaching basic phonic code and supporting children’s skills in grapheme-phoneme correspondence, blending and segmenting
How to understand the complex phonics code
How to support children to know rules and patterns that will help them become independent readers and spellers
Investigate how to embed phonic learning in a rich reading curriculum

What participants will receive? 

Participants on this course will receive a high quality text with associated detailed planning to allow them to implement the day’s ideas and strategies immediately in your school.

Learning Outcomes:

Teaching Assistants will receive new ideas for supporting children’s phonic development with rich and meaningful activities and a bank of resources to use in school, including a high quality text. Participants will leave feeling confident that they recognise the expectations for children across the Early Years and Primary age ranges and understand the importance of developing children’s early phonological awareness as the foundation for supporting children’s attainment in systematic phonics teaching.

This course will be led by CLPE's Jonny Rodgers.

"I now have a better understanding of how phonics is taught which will give me more confidence in delivering phonics to small groups – the innovative ways of teaching will make it fun for them to learn." 

Teaching Assistant, 2017

“I came with a basic understanding of phonics and now feel more confident.” 

Teaching Assistant, 2018

“It will help me to support the children’s literacy learning in a very positive way.”

Teaching Assistant, 2018
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources