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Improving Phonics Provision in the Early Years (5-Part Series)

Phonics is a key skill for children in learning to read, write and develop language. It is the precursor to actual reading and comprehension so it must be given the appropriate amount of attention in the early years. This five-part on-demand series will develop your schools understanding of early years phonics and explore different activities to support your children on their phonics journey.

  • Develop and support your overall understanding of phonics in the early years
  • Look at the importance of the key elements in phonics including oral blending and shared reading
  • Give you practical ways in which to teach phase one and two phonics
  • Explore opportunities for consolidation across the curriculum
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
5 hours
Access For
60 Days
£450.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand series costs just £450+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 60 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

We recommend you buy the complete on-demand series, as they link and build on each other. However, if you would prefer to buy any of the parts individually, please contact our friendly bookings team on 01206 625626 or info@tteducation.co.uk.

Part 1: Developing Sound Discrimination

Phonics teaching supports children’s early acquisition of knowledge about our alphabetical system. This training will: 

  • Help you to gain a deep understanding of the requirements of phase 1 phonics
  • Look at the different types of sounds
  • Explore engaging ways to support the development of children’s knowledge and understanding of sounds

Part 2:
The Importance of Blending and Segmenting

Oral blending and segmenting is a key element in children learning to read and write. This training will: 

  • Develop your understanding of the progression of oral blending and segmenting
  • Support you in developing children’s ability to orally blend and segment
  • Explore practical ways to help children hear and say the sounds in words

Part 3: The Importance of Talk

Talking, communication and social interactions form a crucial part of children’s early education and beyond. Many children arrive at early education settings with poor language skills, so it is the job of early years practitioners to fill this gap. This training will: 

  • Explore quality interactions 
  • Give you practical ideas for developing children’s listening skills
  • Look at different types of questioning 

Part 4: Phonemes and Graphemes – Learning to Read

Recognising and using phonemes and graphemes to read and write are the next steps in children’s learning. This training will: 

  • Explore practical ways of supporting the learning of phoneme-grapheme correspondences
  • Focus on progression in phase two
  • Look at practical ways to also develop gross and fine motor skills alongside phonics

Part 5: Supporting Phonics Development throughout the Early Years 

Whilst phonics must be taught directly to children, there must still be opportunities for children to use, develop and connect their understanding of what they have learnt within the environment. This training will: 

  • Explore ways to enhance phonics provision 
  • Look at the use of your environment to support this
  • Give you practical suggestions on how to promote writing for purpose and a love of reading 


  • Early years leaders
  • Early years teachers
  • Early years practitioners 

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £450+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 60 days (extended offer for whole-series purchase only).
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£450.00 + VAT