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Primary Phonics course

Developing phonological awareness, learning the alphabetic principle, blending, segmenting, and learning how to hear and record sounds in words are vital skills for success in reading and writing. Our on demand video training course will show you how to effectively teach these skills to your child or student, breaking them down for you into small bites. Step-by-step, you will be taught the components of an effective Primary Phonics learning programme and how to effectively teach it.


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To be able to decode, children need a range of basic phonics skills in place so they can easily work out new words in reading and spelling. Firstly, they need to have good phonological awareness and be able to hear and discriminate sounds in words. They need to be able to hear, read and write the phonemes of the English language. And they need to be skilled in blending and segmenting these phonemes for use in reading and spelling. Developing these phonics skills helps set children up for success in literacy.

This course is aimed at teachers and teacher aides working with children aged 5-7 but is also invaluable for anyone working further up the school with any child challenged by spelling in writing and decoding in reading. Parents welcome.

Please note this course was recorded during a live webinar with participants. The online video format of this course allows you to self-pace your learning and make it work with when and where you want to learn. The course covers all the learning covered in an in-person Primary Phonics course or live webinar.

Suitable for Primary teachers, teacher aides and parents.

The training covers:
  • basic phonics theory
  • scope & sequence for the 7 stages of phonics
  • lesson plans for each stage
  • supplementary activities
  • modelled lessons
  • assessment
  • where to find resources and more!

Primary Phonics Training manual

The 80-page Primary Phonics training manual contains the scope and sequence for teaching, full lesson plans, assessments and QR codes for videoed lessons.

This manual is included and will be posted to you shortly after buying this course.

What’s included?

• access to view 15 online training course videos from 10-37 minutes in duration (total viewing time is 6 hours)

• one month (30 days) access to view the videos with an option available to extend the viewing time for a small cost

• you can rewind, fast forward and can view it multiple times over the course of the month

• course materials: a downloadable PDF handout for use in the course exercises

• a certificate for completing the course

• a discount offer to buy the Primary Phonics kit

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Welcome and introduction
Course materials and discount offer


Primary Phonics handout

Course outline

Primary Phonics Module 1
29 minutes

Introduction to the course

Introduction to phonics

Searchlight model


Primary Phonics Module 2
30 minutes

Components of reading

The brain and reading

Stages 1-7 Overview

Definitions of phonics terms

Analysing phonics stages in writing

Primary Phonics Module 3
29 minutes

Stage 1 (phonological awareness)

General and speech sound discrimination



Sound breaks   


Primary Phonics Module 4
17 minutes

Stage 1


When to teach


Research on phonological awareness


Primary Phonics Module 5
37 minutes

Stage 2 model lesson

Stage 2 lesson plan


Primary Phonics Module 6
18 minutes

Stage 2 photos and videos

Children who find it hard to remember

Using an alphabet card at writing time

Lesson practise


Primary Phonics Module 7
20 minutes


Stage 2 writing

Making/feeling phonemes

Bouncing/stretching phonemes

Stage 2 resources



Primary Phonics Module 8
18 minutes

Stage 2 Assessment

Impact of teaching phonics


Primary Phonics Module 9
10 minutes

Stage 3 model lesson

Stage 3 lesson plan

Stage 3 writing

Stage 3 assessment

Lesson practise


Primary Phonics Module 10
33 minutes

Stage 4 model lesson

Stage 4 lesson plan


Primary Phonics Module 11
29 minutes

Preparing children for Stage 4


Lesson practise

Stage 4 words

Silly sentences

Stage 4 writing

Stage 4 video


Primary Phonics Module 12
15 minutes

Phoneme fingers

Primary Phonics Module 13
30 minutes

Stage 5 model lesson

Stage 5 lesson differences

Stage 5 words

Stage 5 story titles

Stage 5 writing

Stage 5 photos and videos


Primary Phonics Module 14
19 minutes

Stage 6/7 key words

Stage 6 video

Split vowel digraph


Primary Phonics Module 15
26 minutes

Stage 6 writing

Stage 6 video

Managing the different stages

Stage 4-7 assessment




Final word

Now you have completed the course...

Download certificate

Videos and downloadable resources

Free Zoom call

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Terms of use

By buying access to this on demand video course, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

1) Once purchased, you have one month (30 days) from the date of purchase to complete this online course. You are able to rewind, fast forward and can view it multiple times over the course of the month.

2) The listed price is based on single person viewing only. If you do wish to undertake the course with others, you must each individually buy access to it, even if you are viewing it together. We offer discounts for group viewing.

3) Sharing any of the course content and/or log-in details is prohibited with anyone who has not bought access to the course themselves.

4) You may not record, copy, store or distribute this course or any part of it on any website where either you or others are able to retrieve it electronically. For example, Dropbox, Facebook, You Tube or slide-sharing sites.

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