Yorkshire mum of four, Katie Higham, has been running free Phonics sessions to help parents during school closures. For the first two weeks of school closures, Katie ran Facebook Live Phonic sessions aimed at 3-6 year olds to help parents who are at home trying to home school their children.

Alongside this, she has worked tirelessly to add to her bank of pocket-size English and maths revision cards, creating a new range of spelling boxes including, phonics flashcards, high frequency word cards and spelling boxes that include word list cards tricky word cards and homophone cards – all in line with the National Curriculum. Katie’s cards help parents support their children in their learning.

One Mum, Amy Melling said: “Katie’s phonics sessions have been a life-saver during school and nursery closures. My little girl is due to start school this September and I was worried she was going to fall behind with the great progress she has been making at nursery. Katie’s teaching is engaging and has also helped me to understand how to help Grace learn all the sounds! I have now bought the Phonics cards and am helping her myself with more confidence.”

Katie is a mum of four and was a teacher for seven years before setting up Katie’s Classroom in 2016.

Katie says: “While teaching I realised I wanted to help parents understand how their children were being taught in the classroom, and to provide them with a service that would explain lesson terminology and methodology. I created a website with hundreds of maths tutorials for children in year 3 up to Year 6/SATs/11+ covering all the topics and learning objectives in the National Curriculum. The subscription provides extra support for learning Maths in the home. I then added to this with the pocket-sized revision cards for English and maths, from Reception age all the way up to Year 6/SATs/11+.”