Attend our FREE Phonics Training with Kolapo Oke


Perfect Phonics for Teachers Unit 1: Mr Oke Kolapo of EduFocus takes us through a FREE SHORT ONLINE Phonics Course, showing the basics every teacher should know about the subject. Relevant for Beginners and refreshes experts.

Phonics Training
Phonics Training

When: 10 June 2017 at 1:00pm
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Cost: FREE!

This simple, short 30 minute course is developed to help teachers gain a foundation into the teaching of phonics. It offers advice on why and how to teach phonics and provides teaching and learning strategies to develop students’
phonics knowledge and skills.


Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them to read and write. It runs alongside other teaching such as Guided Reading, Literacy lessons and shared reading to hopefully give children vital reading skills and a lifelong love of reading.

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Children are taught all the sounds of the English language in a particular order which are known as phases. There are 6 phases in the Letters and Sounds programme which is the Department for Education’s phonics resource published in 2007. Children are then taught to blend (merge the sounds in the word to read e.g. c-a-t is cat) and segment (break up the word into the sounds that make it e.g. cat is c-a-t) in order to read and spell. Some words cannot be blended and segmented and these are known as tricky words (the, come and to are some examples).


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