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Explore the terminology and teaching techniques at our Phonics Coffee Morning

Phonics has become more and more prevalent in the last two decades as educationalists have come to appreciate the need of providing children with the tools to read new words. When looking at an unknown word, children need the skills, such as being able to decode a word, to read it. Once a child can read a word, they can then usually spell it and write it independently, which makes phonics the foundations to this whole process and therefore highlights its importance.

BVIS HCMC Phonics Workshop 1 (6)

As such, BVIS have developed their own unique bilingual phonics programme that ensures the same approach to teaching phonics and the same use of resources in conjunction in both English and Vietnamese.

This week, we had our first of 3 phonics Coffee Mornings. The format for this year has changed slightly due to the current situation of living with COVID-19, but also as the needs of our children have changed as the school has grown. Our first coffee morning was targeted at parents in F3 and Year 1, plus any new parents in Year 2. The focus was to practice Set 1 sounds in English and Vietnamese, blending words with these Set 1 sounds, and teaching parents the terminology and teaching techniques that we use in school in order for parents to do the same at home to support their own children in phonics and reading.

  • BVIS HCMC Phonics Workshop 1 (10)
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  • BVIS HCMC Phonics Workshop 1 (3)
  • BVIS HCMC Phonics Workshop 1 (2)
  • BVIS HCMC Phonics Workshop 1 (1)

Next week, on Thursday 24th September, we will have our second Coffee Morning, with a similar focus as the first, but learning Set 2-3 English sounds and Set 2-6 Vietnamese sounds and this will be for parents in Years 1 and 2 as well as any new parents in Year 3. Our final phonics Coffee Morning will be a webinar and will be offered to all parents in Years 1 to 3. The idea of the webinar will be to show parents how to use our phonics reading books and give them some tips when reading at home.

Please keep an eye out for invitations for you on ClassDojo – either on class story or as a private message. We hope to see as many parents as possible join these events as we know parents struggle to support their children at home and we want to help you as much as possible in supporting your children in their learning of phonics.

Mr Ben Brown

Year 1 Teacher/ Lower Primary Coordinator

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