Phonics Training - Letters and Sounds

Our Specialist Leader of Education Clare Shivnan-Taylor at Christ Church CE Primary School delivers Phonics Training in partnership with BEST. Please note that numbers are limited. All places must be reserved in advance and your request will be confirmed by BEST prior to the start of the training course. 

To request a place please contact BEST Trust on 0161 603 4628

Spring 2020

Thursday 16th January OR Thursday 23rd January 2020

 

 

Letters & Sounds

Phase 3

Teachers or Teaching assistants in Reception or those practitioners supporting intervention groups in KS1/KS2

Christ Church CE Primary School Walshaw

9.15-12pm

Clare Shivnan-Taylor – SLE /Phonics Lead

To understand how to teach the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Programme.

In Phase 3 children learn the remaining, more difficult and/or less commonly used phonemes. There are around 25 of these, depending on which scheme is followed, mainly made up of two letters such as /ch/, /ar/, /ow/ and /ee/.

Alongside this, children are taught to recognise more tricky words, including ‘me,’ ‘was,’ ‘my,’ ‘you’ and ‘they’. They learn the names of the letters, as well as the sounds they make. Activities might include learning mnemonics (memory aids) for tricky words, songs like the Alphabet Song and Vowel song.

By the end, they should be able to say the sound made by most, or all, Phase 2 and 3 graphemes, blend and read CVC words made from these graphemes, read 12 new tricky words and write letters correctly when given an example to copy.

 

Thursday 13th February OR Thursday 27th February 2020

 

 

STATUTORY Training

New to Year 1 Teachers  - Part 2 Preparation for the Phonics Screening Check

Teachers or Teaching assistants in Year 1 or Year 2.

Christ Church CE Primary School Walshaw

9.15-12pm

Clare Shivnan-Taylor – SLE /Phonics Lead

 

 

To understand the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check and what the children must know securely by June.

To support those children who are borderline or below by using different strategies.

How to prepare the children for the Phonics Screening Check.

 

Summer Term 2020

Thursday 23rd April OR Thursday 30th April 2020

 

 

Letter

& Sounds

Phase 4

Teachers or Teaching assistants in Reception or those practitioners supporting intervention groups in KS1/KS2

Christ Church CE Primary School Walshaw

9.15-12pm

Clare Shivnan-Taylor – SLE /Phonics Lead

To understand how to teach the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Programme.

In Phase 4 phonics, children will, among other things:

Practise reading and spelling CVCC words (‘such,’ ‘belt,’ ‘milk’ etc)

Practise reading and spelling high frequency words

Practise reading and writing sentences

Learn more tricky words, including ‘have,’ ‘like,’ ‘some,’ ‘little’

Children should now be blending confidently to work out new words. They should be starting to be able to read words straight off, rather than having to sound them out. They should also be able to write every letter, mostly correctly.

 

Thursday 2nd July OR Thursday 9th July 2020

 

 

Phonics Transition into KS2

Teachers or Teaching assistants supporting phonics intervention groups in KS2

Christ Church CE Primary School Walshaw

9.15-12pm

Clare Shivnan-Taylor – SLE /Phonics Lead

To enable the participants to:

i) Focus on how to assess children’s phonics in KS2

ii) Focus on teaching phonics and spelling in KS2.

iii) Focus on how to support teaching of Phase 5 and 6

iv) Focus on teaching decoding for reading and encoding for spelling.

v) Focus on improving subject knowledge and conventions for spellings