Created by Emmy Siobhan in 2013, Play Phonics delivers fun-packed weekly drama workshops to support and enhance classroom work and help to bring phonics learning to life.
Emmy is an actor and drama workshop leader. As well as performing on the West End, Emmy has spent much time over the past six years leading curriculum based drama workshops in primary schools around the capital.
However, it was her time spent as an Early Years, Foundation and Key Stage One teaching assistant that massively inspired Play Phonics.
"All children could access learning"
- Kirsty Worgan, St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Barking
"It was absolutely fantastic! They were hanging off your every word"
- Neil Moorcroft, Herbert Morrison Primary School
"As a T.A I often supported pupils during their phonics lessons, and while I absolutely champion the way that phonics is taught in schools, I became aware that for some children, sitting and listening for long periods could be a real challenge.
As someone who struggled with this kind of learning in school, I was inspired to develop of a new approach that would make phonics learning accessible, exciting and inspiring to all children.
I am aware that children learn in different ways, and for some simply getting out of the normal classroom setting and trying a more kinesthetic, imaginative style of learning can really change their future."
- Emmy Siobhan, founder of Play Phonics