13 week course
Ever wondered what Phonics is and how your child is taught to read at school? Do you want to feel better prepared to support your child on their reading journey then Fun with Phonics is for you!
Learning online, you will have the opportunity to explore how children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Reception year are taught to read, spell and write using Phonics. The result being that you are better equipped to support your children with their Literacy learning at home.
How long is the course?
This taster session runs for 2 - 3 hours or 6 hours for a full day.
What will I learn?
Through a gentle introduction to phonics you will look at how schools teach children and the ways in which children learn. You will look at the importance of play and active learning, and how to encourage children to develop their literacy, communication and language skills through play and activities.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
1. Identify which phonics and reading schemes are used in school
2. Understand what is meant by 'phonics' and know some key terms used in teaching phonics & reading
3. Make a phonics resource to support your child's reading
4. List some useful websites to support your child's early learning
5. Identify further learning opportunities and aspirations
How will the course be assessed?
· This course will be delivered via our online learning site, ‘Moodle’. You will study from the comfort of your own home, at a day and time that suits you. We estimate the course will take you up to 2 hours.
· Once you have enrolled you will be sent information on how to get started on Moodle.
· For this course, you will ideally have an email address and access to the internet via either a Smart phone, tablet or computer. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet
This is a practical and hands on course where you will be involved in various activities which will enable you to develop new skills
Materials and other information
For this course to run we need a minimum of 8 families to attend.
All equipment will be provided by the teacher, however you may wish to bring a file to collate your work in.
The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting learners with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Progression and Careers
During the course, you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the teacher and feedback will be provided. You will also be encouraged to provide course feedback to your teacher, and take part in end of course evaluation.