Phonics Reading Programme for Children

How to help your child to read

Our Phonics Reading Programme for Children is uniquely designed to teach children how to read and write via our structured, phonics curriculum. The lessons take place on a Saturday during term time and at our popular Winter/ Summer Schools in one of our two tutoring centre of excellence – London Academy and Bushey Academy. Pupils are taught how to read and write to develop their potential. This means attending lessons weekly during term time or daily at our Winter/ Summer School and completing interactive phonics workbooks for homework as instructed. This pre-school reading programme incorporates many different interactive phonic activities to stimulate learning every lesson.

The Phonics Reading Programme also helps children with 5+ Assessment preparation, vital for entry into some of the most prestigious schools.

The benefits of the Phonics Reading and Writing Programme for Children:-

1 Learn how to use phonics for reading
2. Use the correct phonics to read fluently
3. Understand what the child has read and written
4. Improve handwriting skills
5. Improve levels of concentration

The course runs for a duration of 12 weeks during term time and or during the Winter/ Summer School. The design of the Phonics Reading Programme means children can join at any time, as we undertake an assessment prior to attending a lesson. Once assessed, children are allocated to an appropriate level for their reading ability. They must complete the work allocated in the phonic workbooks and the writing exercises for the duration of the programme, as well as attend regularly.

We use a number of different reading interventions to help children feel confident in recognising the different phonic sounds and how to apply that knowledge when reading complex words.

Phonics Reading Programme

When a child is taught to read and write from a young age, it makes a huge difference to their cognitive development as well as how they understand and interpret information. This is often evident when undertaking comprehension exercises.

How can I help my child with Phonics?

1. Provide a wide variety of reading material

When a child starts to learn to read and write, it is advisable to also provide them with as much stimulation as possible other than just books. Every time you are out with your child encourage them to read different types of reading materials, like signs in a supermarket, maps, road signs, headlines in quality newspapers and read different styles of books to name a few. The more exposure your child has to these different items the more they are enhancing their reading skills and the ability to understand what they read.

2. Provide knowledge and information

To enable a child to understand the world we live in, it is vital to be able to read and understand what they have read so they acquire fundamental knowledge and information to be able to articulate what they have read.

3. Provides opportunities for the development of analytical skills

Once a child masters the skill of reading and writing, they develop strong analytical skills and the ability to understand what they have read, for example, through access to complex plots, well developed characters and/or interrelated scenes.

The course runs for a duration of 12 weeks during term time and also during the Winter/ Summer School. The design of the Phonics Reading Programme means children can join at any time, as we undertake an assessment prior to attending a lesson. Once assessed, children are allocated to an appropriate level for their reading ability. However, they must complete the work allocated in the phonic workbooks and the writing exercises for the duration of the programme as well as attend regularly.

We use a number of different reading interventions to help children feel confident in recognising the different phonic sounds and how to use apply that knowledge when reading complex words.

Course Duration

This could be for one, two or three terms, depending on the child’s reading ability which is assessed at an Open Day at one of our 2 centres of tutoring excellence. Each term runs for a duration of 12 weeks and the Summer School runs for 2 or 3 weeks. Once we establish the child’s reading ability, which is a guide, we allocate an appropriate course with reading interventions using phonics and worksheets where children can make new friends as well as being challenged academically.

Lesson Duration

Term Time Reading Programme – 2 hours per lesson with a short break
Summer School Reading Programme – 4 hours i.e. 2 hours teaching and 2 hours homework with periodic breaks

Open Day

At our Open Days children undertake an assessment, attend a lesson and receive a FREE phonics worksheet. Open Days take place each Saturday during term time - the dates are under the “Open Day & Presentation” section of the website. To attend an Open Day and receive your FREE phonics worksheet, please call now on 02036376266 or email us on info@littlebigleaders.com

Bookings

We accept a variety of Childcare Vouchers. If parents wish to pay via this method, we regret that we are unable to reserve places when demand for places is high. We only have a set number of pupils attending our unique Phonics Reading Programme for Children at London Academy and Bushey Academy, to ensure all those attending obtain maximum support and challenge. Please book early to avoid disappointment - call now on 02036376266 or email us on info@littlebigleaders.com