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  • Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar

    Miss Rhonagh Hunter

    Miss Gemma Monie

  • Basic Skills for Reading: * pure sound recognition (e.g s,a,t) * clear and precise pronunciation of sounds * use actions, songs and sound together to target all learners * digraph recognition (ai, ch, th) * blending sounds together in order to read the word (begin with

    cvc words such as cat, pin etc) * sight vocabulary being able to memorise certain words (was,

    the, why, wallpaper) * you need to have a combination of blending and sight skills in

    order to build solid reading strategies * Jolly Phonics programme covers all key areas of reading and is

    designed to target all types of learners (physical, auditory and visual)

    * reading skills are reinforced through a variety of activities such as cvc mats, rainbow letters, snap and matching pairs games

  • Dictation

    * dictation is an integral part of reading as the key skills work side by side with reading strategies

    * children have to listen carefully to the word and split it into separate sounds ( eg cat c, a, t)

    * common errors include missing out the medial sound, dropping the final sound and mixing all the sounds in the word up such errors are often down to poor listening skills however sometimes it is developmental and is a matter of practise, practise, practise!

    * the penny does eventually drop with most children! * Wee song to remind them that we use in Primary 1! * dictation links in directly to what is being taught in Jolly

    Phonics and Jolly Grammar * has a positive impact on independent writing

  • Resources

    * a wide variety are used in all stages * Jolly Phonics and Grammar both have teacher

    books to aid quality teaching and specific points to be covered

    * Foam, dough, laces, wide choice of games, outdoor play, education city, computer programmes, alphabet tiles the list is endless

    * we try to be as imaginative as possible and involve the children in coming up with ideas as well fun is the focus as children learn and retain more through this method

  • Jolly Grammar

    * Jolly Grammar links directly to Jolly Phonics work previously taught

    * weekly focus that covers spelling and grammar * weekly spelling test to assess progress as well as a variety of

    spelling activities * initially looks at reinforcing key areas of phonics work such as

    digraphs and double sounds (ll, ck, gg) * moves on into looking at alternatives in more detail (ai, ea,

    ow) * alternatives take a long time for children to learn due to the

    huge amount of complexity of our language (only 40% of our language is regular and the rest has to be learned)

  • Key areas of Jolly Grammar

    * Capitals redrafting, circle the capital letters * Alphabetical order rainbow writing, alphabet rainbows,

    sound tiles * Sentence structure sentence strips, silly sentences and

    Education City * Verbs gym hall using cue cards * Nouns class hunt for nouns written or pictorial * Pronouns Prepositions gym hall/outdoor games * All of these activities can be done individually, paired or in

    groups to support each other and build team work. * Grammar book is used as a basis and then reinforced through

    Active Learning games. * Tricky/key/sight words are constantly reinforced through daily

    classroom work and flash cards.

  • Useful Resources

    * Education City an excellent site for children to use to reinforce and challenge within literacy and numeracy

    * BBC websites

    * Games matching pairs, snap, make a word

    * Use action or visual clues to help your child

    * Early Learning Centre has excellent games for younger children to reinforce key areas and many supermarkets now produce games for older children that target key literacy areas

    * Take ideas from the ones shown tonight

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