Are you confident with phonics? Confident to teach alternative graphemes? Confident making links with the new curriculum? Don’t panic……the aliens are coming to help!

Course Summary: 

An engaging course which aims to develop your subject knowledge of alternative graphemes and give inspiring practical ideas for how to teach phonics in a vibrant and exciting way.  It will make links with the new curriculum and offer practical ways to apply phonics throughout the year 1 curriculum.  You will leave with a range of practical resources to support your phonic teaching and assessment.


You will also get the opportunity to observe an experienced teacher deliver a session to a group of children before your very own eyes.  There will be a chance after the session to ask the teacher questions about the strategies used.

  • This course will support you to:
  • Understand how to teach alternative graphemes
  • Develop your subject knowledge and reflect on the changes to the Year 1 curriculum.
  • Make links with the wider English curriculum enabling children to apply their phonic knowledge to other areas of learning
  • Plan highly effective teaching sessions where children can read and write in imaginative ways
  • Understand the requirements of the Year 1 phonics screening check

 Course Leader: Early Years Specialist Caroline Vissani

 Length: One full day including a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

 Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Literacy Subject Leaders, Senior Management, Intervention Teachers

Day Date Time Venue Delegate Fee  
Tuesday  17th October 2017 9:00am - 3:30pm Castle Cavendish £160 Book