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Phonics for Nursery Practitioners

Fox Primary School | Thursday 21st November 2019

** Important note ** If you book fewer than 7 days in advance of this course OR you do not receive the pre-course information a week in advance, please email to ensure you can access the pre-course material.

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Course Details


Although Phase 1 is the foundation on which all other phonic learning rests, it is sometimes overlooked by busy practitioners. Phase 1 concentrates on developing children’s speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending and segmenting.

The aims of the course are to develop secure phonic subject knowledge; to understand progression within Letters and Sounds and the National Curriculum; to clarify the content and
expectations of Phase 1 and share a range of activities to support each aspect; and to identify next steps for development in your own school or setting.


The course will include:

  • An introduction to Letters and Sounds
  • Key phonics terminology
  • An overview of progression in phonics
  • Phase 1 in detail: activities and resources to support each of the first 6 aspects
  • Looking ahead to Phase 2
  • Accurate pronunciation
  • Aspect 7: Oral blending and segmenting
  • Logistics and organisation

What you can take home:

  • Example flipchart and resources to support a lesson in Phase 1
  • Example flipchart and resources to support a lesson in Phase 2
  • Crib-sheets to support subject knowledge
  • Documents to support whole school
    approach to progression