Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum: Practice and provision in KS1 - 2 hour Online INSET


This two hour, online session builds on the knowledge and practice from the EYFS session and explores how to revisit and revise the basic code in Year 1, and extend children’s skills of listening to, discriminating and vocalising phonemes, blending and segmenting words to be able to read and spell them.

We will then go on to exploring the complexities of the English spelling system, looking at the complex phonic code and how to develop children’s knowledge of alternative grapheme-phoneme representations and alternative pronunciations for known graphemes to develop skilled word reading and greater accuracy in spelling.

We will also explore ways in which to support children to use and apply these skills in the context of quality texts and rich and purposeful writing opportunities across the provision.

The content of the session is based on the research and best practice from CLPE’s Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum two day training programme.

What will participants gain?

  • An understanding of how phonic knowledge develops from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1
  • Exploring the key terminology, skills and strategies which should be developed in KS1
  • How to choose and use quality children’s literature to support the use and application of phonics in KS1

Focus texts for this online course: 

  • My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan and Francesca Sanna
  • Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers
  • Kites by Simon Mole and Oamul Lu
  • I am a Tiger by Karl Newson and Ross Collins

Individual schools wishing to partake in online 2 hour sessions will have the option to select a date and time for this session to take place for a fixed fee of £500. To book, please complete our Booking Enquiry Form.