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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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