Playclub Project

The Playclub Project provides fun, imaginative learning activities for families to do at home which raise attainment in phonics, reading, writing and language for children in EYFS and Key Stage 1. 

Use the Pupil Premium funding to target work on phonics with low attaining pupils.

This project will help your school/setting to:

  • Engage parents in helping to raise attainment for all in the  Year 1 phonics screening check
  • Meet the criteria on engaging parents in the new statutory EYFS Framework
  • Meet the criteria in the Ofsted framework 2012 on ‘helping parents to support their children’s learning’

    This successful project involves loaning a variety of exciting Playclub bags to families every week over 6 weeks, with achievements being recorded and celebrated with a Playclub card and certificate.

    Why use the Playclub bags?

    The activities in the Playclub bags aim to encourage parents and carers to:

    • Enjoy playing with their children and make time for them
    • Recognise that learning is fun
    • Help create a rich learning environment at home and provide them with ideas that they could adapt and use regularly as part of everyday life, e.g. playing word games on the way to school
    • Recognise their children’s progress and praise them
    • Enjoy high quality stories with their children and go to the library
    • Have fun with rhymes and games and enable parents to learn songs that they can use again and again
    • Help children to apply their reading and writing skills in different situations.
    • Understand and support children in learning through phonics
    • Help their children to be ready for the Year 1 Phonics screening check. Find out which phonemes and graphemes the children are learning