The importance of Phase 1 Phonics
When most people hear the word ‘phonics’, their thoughts go straight to letter learning, sounding out words and eventually reading sentences – but what about what happens before all of that?
Phase 1 Phonics builds a solid foundation for children learn letter sounds and, later, read. Without it, children have trouble hearing individual sounds and how they blend together to make a word.
In this course, we will take a look at the 7 different ‘aspects’ within phase 1 phonics and how we can ensure that the children in our care are building this crucial foundation, on which they will continue to build for the rest of their lives.
In this course, you will learn:
- what each of the seven aspects involves
- what skills each aspect aims to develop
- how we can teach phase 1 phonics by incorporating it into everyday play
- which items or activities may be helpful to have in your setting to help facilitate phase 1 phonics learning