Literacy in Early Years Courses

Please see the individual courses listed below for more information, learning objectives and who the courses are suitable for.

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Phonics is a method of teaching children the relationship between written letters of the alphabet and the sounds of spoken language.

Let's look at Phonics is a short introductory course that will give practitioners a basic understanding of phonics. This course is aimed at all practitioners at all levels - whether you're new to phonics or if you'd like to update and refresh your skills.

Key topics include:

  • Phonic sounds and the sound groups
  • The letters and sounds programme
  • Using phonics in children's stories
  • Activities to use with staff to improve knowledge of phonics
  • Activities to use with children.

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Who should complete this course?

This course is designed for any practitioner who wants to raise their confidence and understanding in supporting writing development.

In this course, you'll cover:

  • Why writing is important
  • How physical development and motor skills relate to writing development
  • Stages of writing that children go through
  • Ideas for activities to support physical and literacy development
  • How to work with parents to extend learning from the nursery to home

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