Phonics is frequently is a source of confusion to parents. Phonics is the system being used in most schools today and is the cornerstone of learning to read in the National Curriculum. Phonics allows children to ‘decode’ sounds which helps with spelling, reading and comprehension. This workshop is aimed at parents of children in the early stages of learning to read or in the years before learning to read. Parents gain a simple insight into the phonic terminology used and the key skills required to learn to read. Parents will hear about a range of practical and interactive activities that they can do at home with their child.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is ideally for parents/carers/grandparents of children aged 1-6 years.
What will parents get from this workshop?
- To provide the basics of phonics and some useful phonics terms
- To develop your confidence in helping your children with phonics and reading
- To show examples of activities and resources that schools use to teach phonics
- To offer strategies to engage your child with reading
- To give you an opportunity to ask questions.
About our speaker:
Alexandra has over ten years primary school teaching experience in UK schools. She has expertise in training and supporting teachers with phonics and early reading and writing skills. She can support schools through coaching, consultancy, advice and modelling of lessons. She has delivered Phonics workshops to over 700 parents across the country; ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to support their children at home.
As a former drama practitioner, Alexandra uses drama techniques to enliven Literacy lessons for KS1 and KS2 and of which supports pupils’ spoken language and imagination. Alexandra has an engaging delivery style that involves interaction from her participants. They will walk away enthused, knowledgeable and with practical ideas that can be used directly with whole groups or individuals.