At Sylvester Primary Academy we deliver Phonics sessions following a programme called Read Write Inc. From Nursery to Year 2 the children are placed into phonics groups linked to their individual needs. Phonics lesson take place on a daily basis for 20 minutes and the knowledge and skills gained are reinforced outside of the sessions.
On Friday 27th September 2019 we hosted a 'Read, Write, Inc.' workshop for parents. The workshop aimed to show parents how phonics is taught at Sylvester Primary Academy and it also gave them an opportunity to learn different ways in which they could teach phonics at home to their children.
We were very pleased with some of the feedback that we received. Here is what some parents had to say when they were asked what they found useful in the session:
"I found the pack really useful and Miss Tomlinson went into good detail."
"Very useful as phonics has changed alot since our older children attended primary school."
"I found it more useful to know the sounds of letters to know how to teach them the same at home."
When attendees were asked how useful did they find the information in their child's reading records, here is what they had to say:
"It's nice to be kept upto date and be able to know and assist with reading at home."
"Very, we find those words throughout the week on signs, shops and books and it makes my daughter more confident knowing she knows them."
"Very useful - it helps me to encourage the same topics at home."
Please find the powerpoint from the workshop attached below.