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Effective phonics teaching using the DfE approved Letters & Sounds programme
A full day course that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to teach systematic, synthetic phonics using the DfE Letters & Sounds programme. The effective implementation of systematic, synthetic phonics will be explored and its relation to speaking, listening, reading and writing. The pace and progression of phonics teaching will be looked at in detail as well as subject knowledge and the skills of blending & segmenting.

The Leadership and management of phonics & Early Literacy
Leading and managing improvements in phonics and early literacy for Head teachers and Early Literacy Leads. Materials and detailed guidance on tracking and assessing children’s progress in phonics. One day consultancy packages.

Phase 1 phonological and phonemic awareness
Early phonics in Nursery & Reception for teachers and practitioners in Nursery and Reception classes based on Phase 1 of Letters & Sounds and making a prompt start to systematic synthetic phonics teaching in KS1.

Developing learning & teaching in Early Years & Primary
Tailored professional learning & support. How the best school Leaders and the most successful teachers use AfL to personalise teaching & learning to pupils and to narrow gaps in attainment. Enable schools to develop a curriculum that motivates, engages and inspires young learners as readers, writers, speakers and listeners.

Talk for writing
Talk for Writing is the exploration through talk of the thinking and creative processes involved in being a writer. The strategies help pupils to internalise the patterns of language and the structure that underpins story writing and non fiction.

Vocabulary development
Vocabulary knowledge is significantly related to both language learning and Literacy development. Educational research shows that vocabulary strongly relates to reading comprehension.

Shared & guided reading & writing
Shared Reading provides children the opportunity to participate and behave like a reader. Shared Reading models the reading processes and strategies used by readers.
Guided Reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of children who demonstrate similar reading behaviours. Guided Reading gives children the chance to apply the strategies they already know to new text.