Phonics and Reading Workshop for Parents

4th October 2018
Many parents and grandparents joined the children in our Reception Class and Pre-School this afternoon to learn more about phonics and reading.
 
They were welcomed by our Headteacher, Mrs Barnard-Taylor, before receiving an informative talk by Mrs Riches, our Reception teacher, about speaking and listening, phonics and the early stages of reading.
 
Everyone then joined in with a whole range of activities, within the Early Years Foundation Stage classrooms and outdoor learning environment, to aid development of phonics and the acquisition of early reading skills.  Parents and children were encouraged to try lots of the activities at home and were provided with information to take away.
 
"Very informative with lots of ideas for new games at home which we shall definitely try out."
 
"Lots of varied activities - stimulating and fun!"
 
"This is my fourth time of attending and each time there are different activities.  It's also nice to be able to talk to the teachers."
 
"Well presented.  I loved the activities."
 
"It was good to see how phonics is taught so I can carry it on at home and also seeing my child in his classroom environment.  It was good being able to speak with the teachers."