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The Early Years Training Hub is part of The Big Initiative which is a multi-agency collaboration bringing together expert practitioners to provide exceptional resources free of charge :

Phonics In The Early Years
Phonics In The Early Years

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Synthetic phonics has been the required method of teaching early reading for many years, yet many teachers still wonder how best to implement this and how they can support the application of phonics in continuous provision and outside. There are, of course, many other strategies for reading that are used alongside this approach to ensure that children are able to understand, and talk about, stories they have read.

This practical course will help to equip you with the skills and confidence to teach synthetic phonics, within a wider literacy curriculum, in a range of contexts – such as discrete lessons, in continuous provision and outdoors. It will provide you with a range of strategies to ensure that children’s developing phonic knowledge is being applied through fun, hands-on activities, inside and out.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To gain an understanding of the principles and practices of high-quality phonics
  2. To know a range of strategies for the teaching of synthetic phonics
  3. To understand having fun with phonics outside
  4. To be aware of ideas for games and activities to make the most of transition times
  5. To understand quick and easy assessment strategies
  6. To be aware of the support for different learner needs and accommodations
  7. To be aware of information, from current research, on the synthetic phonics debate and the Phonics Screening Check

This course will ensure your practice is in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, The Early Years Framework and The Foundation Phase. It will also support your continuous professional development in line with the Early Years Teachers Standards.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the children in your care. We can provide you with an advanced version for seniors or managers or facilitate a train the trainer course.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

If you have less than 5 learners who require the above training please consider our online version.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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