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  • Neeti Nagarkar

    _DSC01512Mumbai

    Neeti has been using Jolly Phonics with children for over a decade and has seen remarkable improvement in their reading and writing skills. She is amazed to see their pace and ease of learning as they build confidence, correct pronunciation and learn the language as opposed to memorising spellings. She has now started working with children with special needs, and is happy to see their excitement when using Jolly Phonics.

    As a trainer, Neeti wants to help as many children as she can benefit from learning English through Jolly Phonics, and so she wants to train more teachers, special educators and mothers to make this happen. She is also planning on working with government schools in the Akola district of Maharashtra State.

    email:
    neeti.nagarkar@yahoo.com
    tel:
    9820150447
    mobile:
    022-24384037
    website:
    www.kidsworldeducation.com
    travel:
    Across India
  • Shweta Gupta

    Mumbai

    Shweta Gupta has been teaching in the educational sector for the last 16 years. Initially Shweta was not using Jolly Phonics and was not getting encouraging results in teaching English to the students. After finding Jolly Phonics 12 years ago, Shweta switched her teaching to the Jolly Phonics method and instantly noticed a tremendous improvement and changeover in the reading, spelling and pronunciation within days. She has also successfully used Jolly Phonics for struggling readers.

    Shweta is a certified Para Professional for blind and visually impaired people, as well as a lifetime member of the Early Childhood Association and believes that Jolly Phonics and Grammar is key to the grooming young and blooming minds, into confident and competent readers and speakers. This in turn will help them develop ethical values to successfully meet the challenges of this highly competitive world by giving secure understanding of the English language.

    email:
    twinklingphonics@gmail.com
    email2:
    Shweta_knit1@yahoo.co.in
    tel:
    +91 96191 53067
    website:
    www.twinklingphonics.com
    travel:
    All over India and abroad
  • Fernanda Panzitta

    FernandaLanus, Buenos Aires

    Fernanda Panzitta is a graduate English teacher of ISP DR. Antonio M. Saenz and is currently specialising in the teaching of phonics and phonology to young learners. She has been teaching English in kindergarten and primary levels for the past ten years. When she became aware of the Jolly Phonics programme she was delighted with the results of the method, and immediately decided to apply it with her own students.

    Fernanda has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past five years, finding it the key to aid students in their reading and writing processes. She has found that children love learning a new sound every day, that they are the ones asking for a new sound as soon as classes begin. She has noticed a wide difference in the way students read, write and pronounce in English. She now cannot imagine teaching without this method.

    Fernanda would love to share her experience and ideas with teachers all over the world. She strongly believes that synthetic phonics works with all types of students and she will provide teachers with warm support, guidance and ideas, showing her care for an effective teaching experience.

    email:
    ayellen.fp@gmail.com
    tel:
    +54 11 3702-5335
    travel:
    Argentina and abroad.
  • Franziska Herting

    Beijing

    Franziska has worked in education for nearly 20 years. She has taught in the UK, Australia and now China. Whilst working as a remedial literacy instructor, Franziska became aware of the importance of phonics in developing successful readers and writers.

    Franziska has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for numerous years and loves how the multi-sensory approach appeals to and engages young learners. In her current role as Head of Early Years, Franziska has overseen the implementation of the programme across the school.

    email:
    fherting@harrowbeijing.cn
    tel:
    +86 10 64448900 ext. 6206
    travel:
    Beijing Area
  • Heather Joy Sharon

    St. Philip

    Joy currently runs 1 to 1 Tutoring with Joy; a successful tutoring service for primary aged children in Barbados using Jolly Phonics as the key principal method of teaching English. Having been an experienced primary school teacher of 12 years in the UK and Qatar before moving to Barbados, Joy has found that Jolly Phonics aids the learning of the English language across all the countries she has worked in.

    Utilising the Jolly Phonics multi-sensory approach to reading and writing has lead Joy to see the children’s potential become unlocked, and for them to become confident readers and writers. Joy also supports teachers, schools and educational establishments with the planning and delivery of Jolly Phonics and Grammar, enabling teachers to achieve outstanding results with their students.

    Find her on Facebook here.

    email:
    joy@1to1tutoringwithjoy.info
    email2:
    youngatheart578@gmail.com
    tel:
    +1 246 239 6593
    website:
    www.1to1tutoringwithjoy.info
    travel:
    Willing to travel where there is a need
  • Neha Khanna

    The Hague

    Neha-KhannaNeha graduated from Bombay University with a Masters in Computer Engineering. She taught the College Freshman year in the Engineering program for 5 years. With a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Neha is additionally TESOL and ECCE certified. From the minute she began using Jolly Phonics while working as a class assistant in Singapore, she experienced phenomenal success of the students learning English so efficiently. Neha continued to use Jolly Phonics upon moving to the Netherlands and now runs Pearl Kidzz Learning Centre.

    Neha has been teaching Jolly Phonics for several years in both Singapore and the Netherlands. She witnessed the struggles children went through when learning to read and was sad to see children suffering from low self confidence and falling behind with basic communication skills. Neha sees how the Jolly Phonics programme has empowered children to enjoy reading, increase their vocabulary and learn in a fun way. The multi-sensory learning caters to every kind of child, with all children enjoying the programme and being motivated to learn. Jolly Phonics opens a child’s mind to a whole new world teaching. With reading, children build creativity and imagination.

    Literacy is the basic right of every child and Neha wants to spread her knowledge of Jolly Phonics to train other educators and parents all over the world so they can also help their students achieve confidence and rediscover the joy of learning.

    email:
    khanna.neha2029@gmail.com
    email2:
    pearlkidzz@gmail.com
    tel:
    +31-622051316
    website:
    http://pearlkidzz.com/
    travel:
    All over Europe and India
  • Olufunmi Bankole

    Lagos

    Olufunmi is a seasoned educator who has a passion for helping children develop reading skills as early as possible. She has achieved great results teaching primary level pupils to read and write using Jolly Phonics. In addition, she has trained many teachers in the Jolly Phonics method. Many of these teachers have since become ‘Jolly Phonics Ambassadors’ and spread the Jolly word and advocate the Jolly Phonics programme to use in schools.

    Olufunmi has delivered and managed Jolly Phonics pilot projects, leading to full adoption in four states! She has managed large scale training and mentoring of teachers in government and private primary schools in South West Nigeria.

    email:
    olufunmi@instituteoflearningandskilldevelopment.org
    tel:
    +2348023109435
    travel:
    Nigeria
  • Emefa Gyamfi

    Bogoso

    Emefa Gyamfi graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, with a Masters degree in Public Administration. She also holds B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Catholic University of Fiapre, Ghana as well as a Professional Certificate in Teaching. She has over 19 years of teaching and coaching behind her and a wide breadth of experience within the educational sector of Ghana. Currently she is the Assistant Director for Private Schools for the Ghana Education Service in the Prestea Huni Valley District of Ghana.

    In addition to her role as Assistant Director for Private Schools, Emefa runs private Jolly Phonics driven reading clinics for underserved communities in Bogoso and Prestea in the weston region of Ghana. She has continued to chalk success for children in this regard. Her overriding passion is to obtain teaching skills and technologies that can maximise her ability to teach, train, mentor and coach public and private sector teachers in the promotion of literacy developments among children and adults with reading disabilities and/or foundation challenges.

    email:
    amgyamfi@yahoo.com
    tel:
    233 505 402001
    mobile:
    233 244 838863
    travel:
    Ghana
  • Komal Goenka

    Navi Mumbai

    Komal is the founder of Phonic World, a learning centre that specialises in providing Jolly Phonics and Grammar for young children in Navi Mumbai. After being introduced to Jolly Phonics she saw the tremendous transformation in her students’ speaking, reading and writing when being taught with this programme, that it became her passion to improve children’s life through the power of education and exploring.

    She believes in imparting effective education to her society and in her centre, she has established a creative and thought-provoking curriculum using speech and drama as tools to enhance the children’s creative and communication skills. As a Story-Teller, Komal sees the effect and impact in using stories to introduce letter sounds under the Jolly Phonics programme and believes it makes learning easy and fun for children.

    Komal’s vision is to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to promote and teach literacy by using Jolly Phonics and Grammar. She is available to provide Jolly Phonics training to show teachers and schools how they can develop more effective ways of engaging and structuring the learning of young people for literacy.

    email:
    komalgoenka05@gmail.com
    tel:
    9820868131
    website:
    www.facebook.com/phonicreaders/
    travel:
    All of India and abroad
  • Agnes Nalubega

    Kampala
    Agnes is from Kampala, Uganda. From a very young age, she wanted to become a teacher. Agnes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education and has teaching experience of over 26 years. Agnes has worked in public, private and international school settings, with a concentration in early literacy skills, and has used Jolly Phonics for the past ten years. Seeing children who use English as a second language learn how to read early, improve their speech and comprehension skills, is very fulfilling for her. Agnes is currently a Brain Tree Nursery & Primary School head, co-founder of the ‘Literacy Power Consultancy’ located in Kampala, serves as a Literacy Consultant for different Primary School Boards, and teaches language skills part-time at Fram Nursery vocational school – a kindergarten teachers’ training institution.

    Agnes would like to share her Jolly Phonics experience with fellow teachers, teacher trainers and parents within East Africa through hands-on workshops and trainings. This would, in return help place a firm foundation in early literacy skills among children, thus combating the literacy problem that has remained an obstacle to many children’s steady learning progress today.

    email:
    nalubegaaggie@gmail.com
    tel:
    011256782466446
    mobile:
    011704466446
    travel:
    Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • Dina Qbeiwi

    Amman

    Dina Qbeiwi is a pre-school and Kindergarten teacher with over 10 years of experience, teaching English to children from Arabic, English and other backgrounds. She is a strong believer in Jolly Phonics for she has used the programme with different age groups and has witnessed its outstanding results from her students, as well as deep satisfaction from their parents.

    Dina is keen to share her successful journey of the Jolly Phonics programme and pass her experiences on to other teachers to give them a better understanding of the programme’s approach and how to best apply it in their classrooms.

    email:
    dinaqbeiwi@hotmail.com
    tel:
    +962 796 360 088
    travel:
    Any safe-to-travel areas
  • Nasreen Sameer Abdalla

    Khartoum

    Nasreen is an English teacher and Pre-School Manager in Khartoum. She discovered Jolly Phonics over six years ago and found that teaching children to read and write with Jolly Phonics became much easier and so much more fun, for both her and her students. She is still amazed at the results the students achieve and feels that Jolly Phonics has changed the myth that non-native English students can never be as good as native English students. She is willing to share her teaching experiences with Jolly Phonics with everyone.

    email:
    nasreena86@gmail.com
    tel:
    +2499-12137736
    travel:
    Anywhere
  • David Watkins

    Tokyo

    David is originally from the UK but has been living and working in Japan since 2001, teaching in both private and public schools. In 2013, David set up Yamatalk English school to focus on teaching younger learners. David began to teach with Jolly Phonics in 2014, seeing outstanding results from his students. He finds Jolly Phonics to be a wonderful way not only to teach children literacy, but to also unlock their enthusiasm and motivation for studying English.

    David would like to share his experiences with Jolly Phonics as a means to teach literacy, not just with other teachers, but with parents looking to get more involved in their children’s English learning.

    子どもたちの読み書き力を向上できるように、先生方だけでなく、保護者の方とも一緒にジョリーフォニックスを学んでいけたら嬉しいです。トレーニングは英語で行いますが、配布資料には適宜、日本語を併記いたします。お問い合わせは英語・日本語どちらでも大丈夫です。

    www.facebook.com/YamatalkEnglish

    email:
    yamatalkenglish@gmail.com
    website:
    www.yamatalk-english.com
    travel:
    Japan (and other countries in the region with notice)
  • Tatiana Iaconianni

    Tatiana-IaconianniBuenos Aires

    Tatiana Iaconianni is a graduate English teacher of ISP Dr. Antonio Maria Saenz and is currently attending the Lincenciatura in Linguistics at UNL. She has been working as a primary teacher at the bilingual schools Lomas High School and Saint Michael’s College for the last five years. She has developed a special interest in helping students improve their reading and writing skills and has found Jolly Phonics really useful for that purpose.

    Tatiana first began working with Jolly Phonics in the year 2013 and was amazed to find out that there was an abysmal gap between groups that had been taught how to read and write with Jolly Phonics and the ones that had not. Since 2013, she has noticed that using Jolly Phonics has helped students read fluently, produce sounds more accurately and write more independently. She thinks Jolly Phonics provides children with a safe and fun learning environment.

    Tatiana would like to share her experience with others so that teachers and parents can realise how much they can benefit from using Jolly Phonics. She would like to show everyone that it is possible for any teacher to take advantage of this programme and make a real difference.

    email:
    t.iaconianni@gmail.com
    mobile:
    (+54) 1133 086 644
    travel:
    Argentina and abroad.
  • Prekebena Eric Oyin

    temp_photoPrekebena Eric is a trained teacher, passionate about providing quality training across Nigeria. He has a BSc. Ed, Nigeria Certificate in Education, and a Diploma in Educational Psychology. Eric is the Director of Lanmoni Educational Services, a firm that has trained many teachers since 2009. He has taught for over 10 years from prep grade to year 9 in secondary school and has used Jolly Phonics for over 8 years with outstanding results. He lives and works in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

    email:
    ericoyin@yahoo.com
    email2:
    lanmoniedu@gmail.com
    tel:
    +2348061250757
    website:
    www.lanmoni.wordpress.com
    travel:
    Across Nigeria
  • Evelyn Forson

    Bolgatanga

    Evelyn is a professional teacher who graduated from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She has over seventeen years of teaching experience in the public sector of education within Ghana, and is currently the Bolgatanga Municipal Early Childhood Coordinator in Ghana.

    Evelyn has been training teachers how to teach children with reading and writing challenges, by using Jolly Phonics. She has seen a great improvement in children’s reading and writing abilities and wishes to share her experiences with others. In her position as the Early Childhood Coordinator, Evelyn is able to offer training within Ghana and beyond!

    email:
    evelynforsonjolly@gmail.com
    tel:
    233202318875
    mobile:
    233240466543
    website:
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009484985571
    travel:
    Ghana and beyond
  • Svetlana Golubeva

    svetlana-golubevaSvetlana Golubeva has devoted her life teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults. Since finding Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar she has achieved amazing results with her current students. They were able to achieve highest scores in their state, international exams as well as Advanced Awards Competitions.

    She has graduated from Saint Petersburg State University with a distinction in MA English Language. Her portfolio includes world recognized certifications such as TKT, CPE Cambridge Certificate in English and she has been Cambridge ESOL examiner.

    Since joining Jolly Phonics team, she has been travelling to many cities in Russia, visiting schools, sharing experience, giving seminars and meeting head teachers and government officials as Jolly Phonics coordinator in Russia.

    email:
    lana.golubeva@yahoo.co.uk
    email2:
    headteacher@jollyenglish.org
    tel:
    Russia: +79217484379 UK +447826869522
    website:
    www.jollyenglish.org
    travel:
    Anywhere
  • Stella Maris Martino

    stella-maris-martinoBuenos Aires

    Stella is a graduate teacher from the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. She has been teaching English for over 25 years to children and adolescents. She has developed EFL classroom projects at both private and state institutions. She works at AACI Certificates (Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa) as an exams developer and she is a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner.

    When she came across Jolly Phonics it was ‘love at first sight’. She took part in a pilot experience that was being carried out in some state schools in Buenos Aires in 2014. Since then, she has been applying the Jolly Phonics programme in all her classes with excellent results. She has also spread the word about the benefits of the synthetic phonics method at different lectures.

    Stella currently works as a teacher trainer at the government’s professional training centre in the  Autonomous City of Buenos Aires where she coaches  other English teachers on how to use the synthetic phonics method.

    You can see recordings of Stella’s students reading words and short texts on her YouTube Channel The Reading Corner.

    email:
    stellamartinog@gmail.com
    tel:
    +54 11 4502-0664 / +54 11 6368-0474
    website:
    www.facebook.com/SyntheticPhonicsArgentina/
    travel:
    Argentina and neighbouring countries
  • Gisel Eiriz

    giselleBuenos Aires

    Gisel graduated as an English Teacher at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico. She has taught children, teens and adults for over 18 years. She started using Jolly Phonics in 2013 in primary state schools in the city of Buenos Aires. She saw a huge change in her students as regards their reading and writing skills as well as their pronunciation and comprehension of texts. She has trained teachers on this method at private and state schools for two years now.

    email:
    gisel.eiriz@gmail.com
    tel:
    +54 11 4706 0159
    mobile:
    +54 11 5490 0130
    travel:
    Argentina and abroad.
  • Nidia Roxana Igielski

    roxanaBuenos Aires

    Roxana is a graduate Primary School Teacher and Sworn Translator and has been teaching in both state and private schools and translating for many companies for the past 25 years within Buenos Aires. She has ruled over her own School of Language, Leighton Institute since 1997 and has been the head of the English Department at Adveniat Secondary School since 2015.

    Roxana first began to use Jolly Phonics in her teaching in 2013, after becoming involved in a Jolly Phonics pilot project for six state schools in Buenos Aires. The results of using Jolly Phonics was a turning point in Roxana’s professional life. She now feels that her students look forward to their English lessons as they are attractive, fun and more memorable, in turn the students have more confidence and have a complete understanding of what they are reading and writing. Before Jolly Phonics Roxana felt there was something missing and with Jolly Phonics the students have the necessary tools to read and write in English.

    Roxana sees a big difference working with synthetic phonics and is convinced of the success in using Jolly Phonics. For that reason she would like to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

    email:
    roxana_igielski@yahoo.com.ar
    tel:
    +54 11 4443 0325
    mobile:
    +54 15 2470 0325
    travel:
    Provinces of Argentina and neighbouring countries
  • Khooshi L. Savla

    khooshiMumbai

    Khooshi is a Clinical Psychologist and a counsellor by profession from Mumbai. She is running a learning institute in the name of WISE (Smart Edutainment) for the last 11 years in Ghatkopar and Bhandup. WISE teaches over 125 children every year through the two branches with Jolly Phonics. Khooshi has been using phonics in her teaching since 2005 and after being introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2010, she began to use more and more of this method until it became fully integrated in her teaching.

    Khooshi has conducted several workshops on Jolly Phonics for individuals, pre-schools, international schools, young mothers and teachers. She holds regular training in Hyderabad, Baroda, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.

    “Jolly Phonics, being a multi-sensory programme provides an enriching environment among children, parents and teachers.”

    email:
    wise1082@gmail.com
    tel:
    089 7651 4108
    travel:
    Willing to travel across India and beyond
  • Mrs. Preeti Lodaya

    preetiMulund (Mumbai)

    Preeti graduated from Somaiya College and she is a certified holder of Early Childhood Education and has been in the education sector for 18 years. Preeti felt saddened to see children struggling in their reading and writing so she decided to use phonic methodology in her teaching. Implementing Jolly Phonics in her classes gave Preeti tremendous results, her students became excellent readers and creative writers. After seeing the results from using Jolly Phonics, Preeti founded the Star Kids Phonetic and Grammar Workshop centre in 2009, which has since given the students a fantastic opportunity to read and write.

    Star Kids Phonic and Grammar Workshop exclusively teaches language skills to students. Every year many of the students are participants of different competitions and exams including Spell Bee, Spell Quest, Maars and English Olympiad. Students have often won medals and reached an international level within these trails.

    Preeti has experienced the immense benefit of Jolly Phonics and is eager to spread the word to every  corner of the world to help develop literacy skills. Each year she helps more than 250 students learn to read and write. She also organises phonic awareness camps for parents to help their understanding of phonics. Preeti is keen to share her knowledge and experience with other teachers and schools.

    email:
    priti2611@gmail.com
    email2:
    starkids123@gmail.com
    tel:
    +91 98 3377 2946
    travel:
    Interested to travel across India and beyond.
  • Sadia Malik

    image1Islamabad

    Sadia, a teacher from Canada is trained in Montessori Education from Association Montessori Internationale in Toronto. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and international experience within the teaching sector and runs a learning centre called Jolly Good Learning. Here, she teaches Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar, Creative Writing and Mathematics. Her students range from the very young to anyone who wishes to learn. Through her experience with Jolly Phonics she has seen tremendous transformation in children and adults alike, especially those with an ESL background.

    An avid educationalist and traveller, Sadia offers trainings to individuals and organisations, both nationally and internationally. Her trainings are informative, animated and interactive resulting in confident and trained Jolly Phonics teachers.

    Request a free demonstration today.

    email:
    sadia.malik@live.ca
    tel:
    +92-332-513-5973
    travel:
    Throughout Pakistan and abroad.
  • Elnara Hasanova

    ElnaraBaku

    Elnara is a Cambridge qualified primary school teacher, full of energy and passion for teaching small children. She graduated from Khazar University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has spent 5 years teaching English in government schools before becoming a Head Teacher of Evika School in 2016. From the use of Jolly Phonics in her classes, Elnara has achieved unbelievable results with her students and has successfully developed her knowledge and skill in the English language.
    Currently working as the Director of the Cambridge Primary Department, Elnara controls the training of English teachers within the school. With her background of using Jolly Phonics, Elnara sees this as the key to successfully train teachers so that everyone can achieve greater results in English with their students.
    Elnara is happy to share her experiences on using Jolly Phonics and wishes for all primary school students in Azerbaijan to read English fluently.

    You can find Elnara on Facebook here

    You can following Elnara’s blog page here

    email:
    elnara406@gmail.com
    tel:
    009945 0458 6478
    website:
    http://evrikaliseyi.az/
    travel:
    All of Azerbaijan
  • Mrs. Irechkwu Hannah Kalu

    Hannah-Kalu
    Cotonou

    Irechukwu is presently teaching at Indian International School and has an extensive background of primary teaching in Benin. She obtained her National Certificate in Education at the National Institute, Kaduna where she studied sociology in education.

    Irechukwu was introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2006 and began to implement this method of teaching right away. She has made a tremendous impact to her teaching career since starting to use it as her students were progressing at a quicker and less stressful rate than previously. Both parents of her students and colleagues in the school are keen to learn about Jolly Phonics in order to teach their children at home and in their classes. Jolly Phonics makes learning interesting and simple which has led to enormous and positive results for the students. Irechukwu is happy to share her experiences with others.

    email:
    favourokn@yahoo.com
    tel:
    +229 979 89 480
    travel:
    All Benin and Africa
  • Falak Kashif

    FalakLahore

    Falak is a teacher and trainer of Jolly Phonics and has spent some of her time working with Fatima-Tuz-Zahra at Phonics Club; a learning centre specifically teaching with the Jolly Phonics method.  Falak has independently taught many children over the years, and when using Jolly Phonics she was so impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the students’ learning that she now uses nothing else.

    Falak is now eager to pass on her experience and knowledge of Jolly Phonics so that other teachers and parents can benefit their students and children they are teaching. Her target is to spread Jolly Phonics across the whole of Pakistan to ensure the country meets international educational standards.

     

    email:
    falakkashif22@gmail.com
    tel:
    0092 321 498 6570
    travel:
    Pakistan and abroad
  • Betty O’Connor-Williams

    BettyMumbai

    Betty studied in both India and America achieving her BA at Bombay University and her ECE from Palomar Community College, San Marcos and certification for Train the Trainer by American TESOL; before she began to teach early years. She became the lead teacher working with 3 and 4 year olds in Virginia, USA until 2009 and returned to India.

    On her return to India, Betty opened her own learning centre called Precious Lil’ Ones Preschool, located in Mumbai, whereby an after school programme called Phonicland was introduced; practicing the Jolly Phonics methodology. This programme greatly benefitted children 4-6 years of age, most of them non-native English speakers. These children learned to speak, read, write and spell in English by using Jolly Phonics. Because of this Betty then implemented Jolly Phonics as the curriculum in her preschool. To date, Betty has taught over 600 3 and 4 years olds with Jolly Phonics.

    Betty has come across ladies from vernacular backgrounds, with limited English who are wanting to learn the Jolly Phonics method to teach their children at home, and to begin small classes at home to earn an income. This impressed Betty so much, she wanted to reach out to adults in India with the Jolly Phonics method, so that more children can benefit from such a successful programme.

    “Jolly Phonics is a fun way to teach and a fun way to learn. When children can read, write and spell they have the power to move forward.”

    email:
    bettswilliams@gmail.com
    email2:
    treasureislandhub@gmail.com
    tel:
    919 892 623 348
    website:
    www.phonicland.com
    travel:
    Willing to travel across India and beyond
  • Mr. Diego Zaffaroni

    DiegoDuhok

    Diego Zaffaroni works as Lower School Principal at Duhok Word School, an authorised IB World School. He is a qualified primary school teacher, teacher trainer and consultant with a particular interest in young learners’ development of literacy skills.

    Diego has worked for five years as Bilingual Education School Coordinator, a project which was supported jointly by the British Council and the Italian Ministry of Education; also, he was the Programme Director at an innovative international school in Milan which is now recognised by Cambridge International Examinations and the Italian Ministry of Education.

    Diego has seen better and better results with Jolly Phonics over the time he and his fellow teachers have used it; Jolly Phonics has demonstrated to be highly beneficial to all children on their way to becoming independent readers.

    email:
    diego.zaffaroni@gmail.com
    travel:
    Kurdistan Region and Italy
  • Betty Hinamunimo

    Betty-HGoroka

    Betty’s background is in Education specialising in the English Language. She is currently employed with a Non Government Organization (Care International in PNG) where she will be facilitating Jolly Phonics Training for  early child and elementary teachers in a Papua New Guinean context. Betty has spent time developing a phonetic programme for Papua New Guinea which emphasises the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds.

    Betty has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past 4 years and from the beginning, she soon  witnessed children being able to read short sentences after only 6 weeks of teaching with the Jolly Phonics programme. The children continue to demonstrate high grading in their English subject compare to other classes. The parents continue to be amazed to see how well their child was performing at home.

    Betty passionately believes the Jolly phonics Program is well designed to cater for multi and diverse language speakers. She notices how it includes the principle of teaching from known to unknown whereby children are exposed to multi-sensory activities. Betty would recommend Papua New Guinean teachers to use Jolly Phonics Program as the programme is well designed to cater for teachers and parents to use in the classroom and also at home.

    email:
    bettyhina@ymail.com
    email2:
    Izokeqjollylearning@gmail.com
    tel:
    +67 570 482 297
    travel:
    Within Papua New Guinea
  • Rohini Vij

    RohiniKanpur

    Rohini Vij is professional storyteller, educator and teacher’s trainer. She is also the founder of NutSpace Edtech Pvt. Ltd. and brings with her immense positive experience in implementing Jolly Phonics at NutSpace. She has been using Jolly phonics successfully for the last few years as part of NutSpace’s Phonics Stories Program (run in school and as an after school activity). Rohini has seen phenomenal results in children using the Phonics Stories program that uses Jolly phonics at its core and feels it is a fantastic way to help lay a strong foundation in children’s reading and writing skills. She feels confident about spreading this wonderful concept far and wide so as to help children fall in love with reading, writing and speaking English. 

    email:
    rohini@nutspace.in
    email2:
    rohini@inknuts.in
    tel:
    +919 793 283 333
    website:
    www.nutspace.in
    travel:
    Willing to travel anywhere
  • Shino Abe

    shinoYokohama, Kanagawa

    Shino has been working for Yokosuka Gakuin Elementary School in Kanagawa since 2006. She has seen the impact of Jolly Phonics and the outstanding results that their students have achieved learning English with the Jolly Phonics programme. Shino firmly believes that Jolly Phonics is the best solution for learning to read, write and speak in English, so would love to share her experiences with other teachers, so they too can make a difference to their students and schools.

    小学校でジョリーフォニックスを使って指導していますが、ジョリーフォニックスを習った子どもたちの変化に、一番驚いたのは我々教員でした。ジョリーフォニックスは日本の子どもたちに必要な指導法です。小学校現場での実践を共有しながら、このプログラムを多くの先生方と一緒に学んでいくことができたら幸いです。トレーニングは日本語で行います。

    email:
    shinois@outlook.jp
    tel:
    +81 (0)46852 1920
    website:
    www.yokosukagakuin.ac.jp/primary/YGES/YGES_top.html
    travel:
    All of Japan
  • Shalinidevi Ramanathan

    Chennai

    shaliniShalini is a passionate teacher and an enterprising woman. She runs ‘Phonics Power’ – an exclusive learning centre for phonics and grammar. She has been using Jolly Phonics extensively in her classroom since 2012. Phonics Power teaches over 300 children every year through its three branches across Chennai.

    Shalini is actively involved in training teachers and has trained 1000 + teachers in Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar. She has helped 60+ Primary schools and teacher training Institutes implement Jolly Phonics in their institutions. She serves as the academic consultant and curriculum planner in many of these schools. She also helps them use guided reading & extensive reading effectively in their classrooms.  She attends various workshops, conferences and seminars on ‘Teaching Literacy ‘in India and abroad.

    “Jolly Phonics provides an active learning environment through its simple, step by step, fun-filled approach to teaching literacy and helps many children take a quantum leap in their literacy skills.”

    email:
    phonicspower@gmail.com
    tel:
    + 919884088958
    website:
    www.phonicspower.com
    travel:
    Across India and abroad
  • Khushbu Porwal

    Jakarta

    khushbuMs. Khushbu Porwal has been associated within the educational sector for more than 8 years. She is a firm believer of the Jolly Phonics approach and she has immense experience in successfully using it for teaching children in Mumbai. She ran an institute “Phonics Essential” in Mumbai in which has trained more than 350 students and supported 65 teachers in teaching Jolly Phonics. Khushbu has seen exceptional transformations in which Jolly Phonics brings to children and teachers.

    Recently Khushbu relocated to Jakarta. She believes that due to a young and growing population in Indonesia, there is great potential for synthetic phonics to be used in the teaching of English. Khushbu can provide training in Jakarta & Mumbai and can plan for special session in other towns across Indonesia, India and South East Asian countries.

    email:
    porwal.khushbu@gmail.com
    tel:
    +62 878 7756 9174
    website:
    https://www.facebook.com/phonicsessentials
    travel:
    Indonesia, India and South East Asian Countries
  • Loch C Chapple

    Mr-Lokki-picMr. Loch Chapple is a qualified and experienced instructor who holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Jones University. Mr. Chapple has used Jolly Phonics and Grammar with outstanding results from international countries such as UK, USA, China, Philippines, Russia, Korea, Japan and Thailand.

    In addition to being a certified Jolly Phonics and Grammar professional trainer, Mr. Chapple has extensive knowledge and experience teaching primary school grades as well as training teachers at both private and international schools throughout Thailand and neighbouring countries.

    Currently, Mr. Chapple works as the Head of Kindergarten and Lower-Primary Grades, and also the Head of Development and Planning for Burapha Phatthanasart School.

    email:
    info@jollykidsbooks.co.th
    tel:
    089 499 4462
    mobile:
    094 242 8265
    website:
    www.jollykidsbooks.co.th
    travel:
    Thailand, South East Asia and Australia
  • Lovely Valentine’s Day Phonics Activities

    book-love

    We LOVE phonics, so this Valentine’s Day we’ve picked 5 of our favourite activities that you can do with your class! Let your children fall in love with reading and writing…

     

    1) Broken Hearts

    Simple CVC words are written on some hearts that have sadly been broken, so children must compete with each other to find the correct letter sound and fix the broken hearts!

     

    2) Cupid’s Arrow Blending

    Children get creative as they create new words when Cupid’s Arrow passes through a heart! (With FREE downloadable template!)

     

    3) Love Letter (Sounds) Delivery

    Children become postmen and must find their partner in the class so that they can deliver their love letters (sounds)!

     

    4) My Lovely Hearts

    A sorting game for practising when the letter ‘y’ makes an ‘ie’ sound, as in the word ‘my’, and when the letter ‘y’ makes an ‘ee’ sound, as in the word ‘lovely’!

     

    5) Rose Bouquet

    Roses with different letter sounds can be made into bouquets to create words. (And beautiful displays!)

     

    Do you have any Valentine’s activities ideas you’d like to share with us? We’d LOVE to hear about anything you do in your classroom that has been successful! And we’ll even pick some out to share them with subscribers in future editions of our Jolly VIP List so that even more teachers can benefit. Simply email me at brad@jollylearning.co.uk with your ideas – we’d love to hear from you!

  • My Lovely Hearts Activity

    My Lovely Hearts

    Children are given two boxes: one with the word ‘my’ written on it, and one with the word ‘lovely’ written on it. Children are then given a selection of hearts which have different words ending in the letter ‘y’.

     

    The class need to decide whether the word ends with the letter sound /ie/ – as in cry, spy, try – or the letter sound /ee/ – as in funny, twenty, pretty.

     

    Children need to blend each word and listen for the sound at the end, and then put the heart into the correct box.

  • Broken Hearts Activity

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    A selection of simple CVC words are written on to hearts. Unfortunately, these hearts have been broken! (By the teacher, who has cut each heart in half so that the first letter sound is on one half, and the rest of the word on the other half, as in ‘d’ and ‘og’ – but the children don’t need to know that!)

     

    The teacher must then hold up a picture of the word, along with the second half of the heart (the ‘og’ broken heart). Two children must then search through the pile of broken hearts to find the matching letter sound (‘d’) to create the word as per the picture.

     

    The first child to find the correct heart wins, and they can ‘fix’ the broken heart to create the full word!

     

    This can easily be advanced, with 4 and 5 letter words written on the broken hearts containing consonant blends (such as ‘glad’, ‘swim’ and ‘green’).

  • Rose Bouquet Activity

    Rose Bouquet

    Children are given a template to create their own set of cardboard roses. Each rose should then have a different letter sound written on it.

     

    In small groups, children should then work to create small bouquets of roses, using the letter sounds on each rose to form words. (The teacher may wish to dictate words for some children, whilst others may look to seek for words on their own.)

     

    The best part, is that the newly created word bouquets can make a beautiful display for the wall!

  • Training in Russia

    Free Webinar sessions in Russia

    Webinar with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 14th June
    Time: 17:00-18:00 MSK
    Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6963951891336456194

    Follow the link above to learn the five basic skills of Jolly Phonics. The talk lasts for 40 minutes and then participants can ask questions. A certificate of attendance will be attained by participants.

    For more information contact info@jollyenglish.org or call +79219031771

    Webinar with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 15th June
    Time: 20:00-21:00 MSK
    Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1986606788417757698

    Follow the link above to learn the five basic skills of Jolly Phonics. The talk lasts for 40 minutes and then participants can ask questions. A certificate of attendance will be attained by participants.

    For more information contact info@jollyenglish.org or call +79219031771

    Webinar with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 19th June
    Time: 20:00-21:00 MSK
    Linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2869660860568419586

    Follow the link above to learn the five basic skills of Jolly Phonics. The talk lasts for 40 minutes and then participants can ask questions. A certificate of attendance will be attained by participants.

    For more information contact info@jollyenglish.org or call +79219031771

    Webinar with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 20th June
    Time: 16:00-17:00 MSK
    Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3861889840287444994

    Follow the link above to learn the five basic skills of Jolly Phonics. The talk lasts for 40 minutes and then participants can ask questions. A certificate of attendance will be attained by participants.

    For more information contact info@jollyenglish.org or call +79219031771

    Webinar with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 21st June
    Time: 17:00-18:00 MSK
    Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3861889840287444994

    Follow the link above to learn the five basic skills of Jolly Phonics. The talk lasts for 40 minutes and then participants can ask questions. A certificate of attendance will be attained by participants.

    For more information contact info@jollyenglish.org or call +79219031771

     

    Moscow

    Training with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 26th August
    Time: 10:00-17:00
    Venue: Panorama Maxima Hotel, 4 Maskerkova Street, Autozavodskaya Tube Station

    This one-day training provides an introduction to Jolly Phonics, covering the five key skills of teaching children to read and write in English: learning the letter sounds, letter formation, blending, segmenting and tricky words.

    For more information click here for the flyer, or email: info@jollyenglish.org, or call +7 921 903 1771. To register a place click here to download the registration form.

     

    St Petersburg

    Training with Svetlana Golubeva:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    Date: 27th August
    Time: 10:00-17:00
    Venue: Educational Center “Akademija Rosta”, 78 Nevsky Prospect, Majakovskaya Tube Station

    This one-day training provides an introduction to Jolly Phonics, covering the five key skills of teaching children to read and write in English: learning the letter sounds, letter formation, blending, segmenting and tricky words.

    For more information click here for the flyer, or email: info@jollyenglish.org, or call +7 921 903 1771. To register a place click here to download the registration form.

  • Letter Sounds Egg Hunt Activity

    A large amount of cardboard ‘Easter eggs’ are created, each possessing a different word written on them. These are then hidden around the classroom/school/playground.

     

    Children can create their own Easter egg baskets for their egg hunt. Once these have been created, each child must write a different letter sound on their basket. (If you’re working on a particular set of letter sounds, ensure each child on a table has a different letter sound.)

     

    The class then get to go on an egg hunt! They must search the specified area for the letter sound eggs that you have hidden. When they find one, they must sound out the word to discover if it contains the letter sound on their basket. If it matches, they can put the egg in their basket and search for another one. However, if it doesn’t contain the letter sound, they must leave the egg where it is.

  • Easter Eggs Activity

    Children are shown two baskets: one which says ‘Easter’ on it, and another which says ‘eggs’ on it. A selection of different words are written onto Easter eggs (cardboard templates or plastic shells). Some of these words will contain a long ‘ee’ sound (as in ‘Easter’) whilst others will contain a short ‘e’ sound (as in ‘eggs’). Of course, some eggs shouldn’t contain either of these sounds in them.

     

    These words must then be sounded out – either with the teacher reading them aloud, or individual children – to discover whether or not they contain a long or short vowel sound. They can then put the egg into the correct basket!

     

    This activity can be done as a whole class on the interactive whiteboard to begin with. After spending some time with the whole class, this activity can then be done in pairs. The eggs can be turned upside down, with children taking it in turns to pick an egg and sound it out. If they pick an egg which contains a long (‘ee’) or short (‘e’) vowel sound, and they can correctly say the word and identify the sound, they win the point and put it in their basket. If they get it wrong, or they pick a word without either of these sounds, it goes back in the pile. The winner is the child with the most eggs in their baskets!

  • Suffix Eggs Activity

    This activity requires a set of plastic eggs which can be pulled apart to open and close them. (Alternatively, do them on cardboard templates and cut them in half.)

     

    A different root word is written on one half of each egg, with a matching suffix written on to the other half. These are then split up and muddled up (or hidden around the classroom for an egg-citing egg hunt!). Children then need to match the two halves of the eggs to create a correctly formed word.

     

    As children are forming words, be sure to discuss the rules surrounding the spelling patterns of suffixes. For example, children may match the root word ‘happy’ with the suffix ‘ness’. It should then be discussed how, as the root word ends with a ‘y’, this is replaced with an ‘i’ to spell the word ‘happiness’ and not ‘happyness’. (If this is your first lesson on suffixes, you may want to stick to words that are formed without needing to change the spelling pattern, such as talk-ing, pain-less, etc.)

  • Which Came First: the Chicken or the Egg? Activity

    Answer the age-old question with your class!

     

    A selection of compound words are split in two, with half of the word being written on a template of a chick, and the other half of the word being written on a template of an egg. (For example, ‘cup’ may be written on the chick, and ‘cake’ may be written on the egg.)

     

    The children must then identify the words that can be created by matching one egg and one chick. For example, ‘cupfoot’ and ‘ballcake’ would be incorrect, as would ‘ballfoot’ and ‘cakecup’, but ‘football’ and ‘cupcake’ would be correct! This allows children to create different compound words and look at which part of the compound word comes first. (Hence, which came first, the chicken or the egg!)

  • Jolly Phonics at Bett 2017

    We’re delighted to be attending the Bett show this January! If you’re planning on going, then come and visit us at stand C143!

  • Cupid’s Arrow Blending Activity

    Cupid's Arrow

    Children create both a heart and an arrow out of card. Along the middle of the arrow, children should write several different letter sounds, inside evenly spaced out boxes.

     

    A square is then marked in the centre of the heart, matching the size of each letter sound box on the arrow, with the vertical sides cut. To the right of this box, a vowel and a consonant are written (e.g. ‘e’ and ‘n;).

     

    The arrow is then weaved into the heart so that it looks as though the arrow has gone through it. The children can then pull the arrow through the heart to display a different letter sound, which will create a different word each time!

     

    We’ve created a template to make things super easy for you! Download it here!

  • Love Letter (Sounds) Delivery Activity

    Love Letter

    The class is split into two. Half the children are given a card with an image on (a dog, a pen, etc).

     

    The other half of the class are given ‘love letter sounds’, with each receiving a different letter sound. They have to pretend to be a postman to deliver the ‘love letter sound’ to the correct person; the child who has the matching letter sound at the beginning of their image when said aloud. (For example, the child with the ‘love letter sound /d/’ would have to find the child with the picture of the dog.)

     

    The children with the love letters need to look at the different pictures and blend letter sound to see if the beginning matches, whilst the children with the pictures need to segment the name of their word to work out the beginning letter sound and find their match!

  • ‘a, a, ants on my arm’

    a, a ants on my arm

    This short clip come from Leticia Barco Garcia’s Jolly Phonics training in Madrid. Participants enjoyed learning the songs and actions for each sound!

  • Pedro Izuzquiza talks Music and Phonics

    Jolly Music Trainer Pedro Izuzquiza recently had an article published on music and phonics in an online music magazine Doce Notas.

    Pedro talks about how music is important, but is not always a priority in the curriculum, some people may even say it is a ‘waste of time’! So Pedro discusses how he found himself in the position of having to teach music in English. Although he is a specialist music teacher, Pedro found he was not, at the time, comfortable teaching the subject in English, however very quickly grew to love it! Jolly Music has helped Pedro build a suitable repertoire for young ESL-learners with the use of simple, easy songs. Pedro goes on to give a lesson plan and mentions some of the music/english concepts that are covered.

    To read the article in full (and in Spanish) please click here.

  • Training in Singapore

    Toa Payoh, Singapore

    Training with Victoria Carlton:

    Victoria Carlton’s literacy program and approach to Jolly Phonics and Grammar

    Date: Monday 29th-Wednesday 31st May, 2017
    Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm daily
    Venue: September 21 Enterprise PL’s seminar room at 13 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #04-05/06 Braddell Tech, Singapore 319261

    If you want a truly comprehensive guide to teaching phonics, grammar, comprehension and writing you need this course! This is based on evidence based pedagogical principles as well as practical research at Victoria’s Perth based Centre.

    Details for contact or to book a place: Ngo Chew Yeh at: info@september21enterprise.com or call 62560226

    Take a look at the flyer here!

    Training with Victoria Carlton:

    Victoria Carlton’s literacy program and approach to Jolly Phonics and Grammar

    Date: Monday 25th-Wednesday 27th September, 2017
    Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm daily
    Venue: September 21 Enterprise PL’s seminar room at 13 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #04-05/06 Braddell Tech, Singapore 319261

    If you want a truly comprehensive guide to teaching phonics, grammar, comprehension and writing you need this course! This is based on evidence based pedagogical principles as well as practical research at Victoria’s Perth based Centre.

    Details for contact or to book a place: Ngo Chew Yeh at: info@september21enterprise.com or call 62560226

    Take a look at the flyer here!

    Training with Victoria Carlton:

    Victoria Carlton’s literacy program and approach to Jolly Phonics and Grammar

    Date: Thursday 14th-Saturday 16th December, 2017
    Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm daily
    Venue: September 21 Enterprise PL’s seminar room at 13 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #04-05/06 Braddell Tech, Singapore 319261

    If you want a truly comprehensive guide to teaching phonics, grammar, comprehension and writing you need this course! This is based on evidence based pedagogical principles as well as practical research at Victoria’s Perth based Centre.

    Details for contact or to book a place: Ngo Chew Yeh at: info@september21enterprise.com or call 62560226

    Take a look at the flyer here!

  • Hot Dot’s

    Jolly Learning has teamed up with Hot Dot’s to provide fun and interactive ways to reinforce teaching. Click here for more information.

  • Celebrating World Book Day 2017!

    At Jolly Learning, we’re all so passionate about instilling a lifelong love of reading and writing in every child. Therefore, we’re SO excited ahead of World Book Day, which is very fast approaching! (Thursday, 2nd March.)

     

    Last-minute costume ideas

    Is your child dressing up for World Book Day this year? Maybe you don’t know what they should wear without breaking the bank to buy a fancy new costume? Thankfully, Mumsnet has put together a brilliant list of 73 easy costumes that you can quickly put together for your child! You can check all of these out here.

    And if you’re looking for those final touches to really put the cherry on top of your costume cake, Book Aid International has created some easy instructions and templates for a variety of resources, from Willy Wonka’s hat to Katniss Everdeen’s quiver and arrows. You can view and download these here.

    Of course, the BEST characters your child could dress up as are obviously Inky Mouse, Snake or Bee!

     

    Brilliant books

    To get your children excited about learning to read and write, there’s really only one place to start. In the Jolly Learning online shop, we have an incredible range of products so that you can support your child at home. Our beautiful, full colour Jolly Stories board book is a wonderful introduction to the 42 letter sounds, with 7 stories across 80 pages. We also have a vast selection of simple, decodable Jolly Phonics readers, that allow children to build their reading skills through a series of exciting stories.

    With these, and many more fabulous books, Jolly Phonics is the perfect excuse to get your children reading this World Book Day. View the full range of our products here.

     

    Wonderful resources

    This one’s for the teachers. The official World Book Day website has a library of resources, filled with ideas and activities for all age groups surrounding a variety of popular books. With 72 pages of ideas, there’s plenty to ensure the children have a brilliant day of reading! You can view all of these here.

    And why not use some of Jolly’s very own free, downloadable resources? We have several worksheets and activities (amongst the documents for teachers and our case studies that demonstrate the success of the Jolly Phonics programme) that can all be downloaded here, so be sure to have a look at them.

  • Software Developer Vacancy

    We currently have a vacancy for a Software Developer.

    See here for further details.

  • Training in Poland

    Lodz

    Training with Dr Sylwia Glowacka:

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Dates: 17th June, 2017
    Time: 9:30 -5:30
    Venue: KIDS TALK Language Centre for Kids, ul. Wojska Polskiego 190, Lodz

    Come and find out about Jolly Phonics! This workshop looks at the five skills of Jolly Phonics and how to effectively use this in your classrooms.

    Please contact Sylwia for more information or to book a place by email: sylwia.glowacka@kidstalk.pl or by phone: 048791776335

     

    Training with Dr Sylwia Glowacka:

    Grammar Training

    Dates: 18th June, 2017
    Time: 9:30 -5:30
    Venue: KIDS TALK Language Centre for Kids, ul. Wojska Polskiego 190, Lodz

    Continue to find out about Jolly Phonics and Grammar! This workshop looks at how Jolly Phonics and Grammar continue into following years after Jolly Phonics.

    Please contact Sylwia for more information or to book a place by email: sylwia.glowacka@kidstalk.pl or by phone: 048791776335

     

  • Training in Romania

    Snagov

    Training with Julieta Petre:

    Jolly Phonics Workshop

    Date: 17th June 2017
    Venue: CLAS International School, Ciofliceni, Ilfov
    Price: 190 RON (or 175 RON per participant for groups of four from the same school)
    Venue: Academia CEVI. Albacete – C/Blasco de Garay, 11

    Cooperative Learning Academy of Snagov (CLAS) organises this Jolly Phonics workshop in order to learn this synthetic phonics method, using some Cooperative Learning strategies which activate not only the cognitive and meta-cognitive dimension but also the social-emotional aspect.

    The workshop is aimed at teachers of English, university students, HR managers, trainers or other individuals interested in Cooperative Learning as a philosophy of life and Jolly Phonics. It is held in English with some Romanian support if necessary. Therefore, B2 is the minimum language level required. The fee includes:

    • Tuition
    • Coffee/tea break and pizza
    • A folder
    • A certificate of attendance

    For more information and to request a registration form for booking, please call 0040732 822 114 or email secretariatclasnagov@gmail.com.

  • Egg-cellent Easter Phonics Activities

    As we’re quite egg-cited that Easter is nearly here, we’ve decided to put together several egg-straordinarily good activities for your class. So hatch a plan for your next lesson with these cracking activities!

     

    1) Easter Eggs

    Children search for words that contain either the long ‘ee’ sound (as in ‘Easter’) or short ‘e’ sound (as in ‘Eggs’), and put them into the correct basket!

     

    2) Which Came First: the Chicken or the Egg?

    Children search through a selection of chicks and eggs which, when put together, form compound words!

     

    3) Crack and Write CVC Eggs

    Children crack open three eggs to reveal different letter sounds written on them. They then need to try to put together a word with these letter sounds!

     

    4) Letter Sounds Egg Hunt

    Children have to search the school for Easter eggs which contain the same letter sounds as on their baskets!

     

    5) Suffix Eggs

    Different root words and suffixes are written on half of a broken egg. Children then need to match the eggs together to create a word!

     

    If you’ve enjoyed these activities with your class, or have any other activity ideas that you’d like to share with us, then don’t hesitate to drop us an email! We’d love to hear from you – just email brad@jollylearning.co.uk to say hello.

  • Crack and Write CVC Eggs Activity

    This activity requires a set of plastic eggs which can be pulled apart to open and close them.

     

    The eggs are split into three baskets. Two of these baskets contains eggs which have a consonant written on a piece of paper inside of them. The other basket contains eggs which have a vowel written on a piece of paper inside of them. These are all mixed up in their baskets.

     

    Children then take it in turns to pick an egg from each basket and ‘crack it open’. They must then say each letter sound and blend the word. If they can correctly blend the word – and it creates a real word – they get a point. The first child to get a certain number of points is the winner!

  • Christmas Cookie Mix

    You can either make biscuits that can be cut into letter sounds, or cookies that can be decorated with letter sounds. Get the children to then use their treats to make some simple CVC words before they’re allowed to reward themselves by eating the treats!

    Ingredients to make 6-8 sound shapped biscuits

    100g butter
    50g caster sugar
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    175g plain four
    Spare flour to dust the surface

    Method

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees (gas mark 3)

    2. Mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

    3. Add the vanilla essence.

    4. Mix in the flour well.

    5. Roll out the mix and using a knife, cut out the shapes of sounds.

    6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

    7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

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    Ingredients to make 10-12 cookies to decorate with a sound on each cookie

    100g caster sugar
    100g butter
    1 tbsp golden syrup
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    150g self raising flour

    Method

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (gas mark 5)

    2. Mix the sugar and butter together to make a paste.

    3. Add the golden syrup.

    4. Add half the flour (75g) and mix.

    5. Add the vanilla essence.

    6. Add and mix thoroughly the remaining flour.

    7. Arrange on a baking tray in 10-12 blobs, do not flatten them.

    8. Put them in the over for 12-15 minutes.

    9. Leave to cool before decorating with sounds.

  • What’s in Santa’s Sack?

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    Collect objects and items that you can put in a sack. These can be objects relating to Christmas, or be possible presents, or can be general objects and items from the home and around school. If playing this activity with small groups or pairs, ensure each group/pair has a sack of objects.
    This activity can be played as a whole class, in small groups or even in pairs. Below are 3 ways to play this activity depending on the year group.

    Phonics

    Take an object out the sack and ask the children to sound out the object, using their fingers to count the sounds. As some objects and items may have alternative spellings, this activity is for practising identifying and listening out for sounds rather than for spelling.

    Spelling

    Take an object out of the sack and ask the children to sound out the object, using their fingers to count the sounds and then spell the object using those sounds. Some objects and items may include alternative spellings.

    Grammar

    Take an object out of the sack and ask the children to spell and describe the object.

  • A Christmas Shopping List

    This is a spelling/dictation activity and can be played as a whole class or in pairs.

    Whole Class

    1. Teacher to dictate an item to add to the Christmas shopping list, children to write their answers.

    2. Children to dictate an item to add to the Christmas shopping list, teacher to write the item (with the children’s help) on the board.

    In Pairs

    One child dictates the shopping list and their partner writes them down. Swap over.

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  • Tricky Word Christmas Tree

    christmas-tree-clip-art_03This activity can be adapted for different year groups and can use words relating to Christmas and the festive season, or a selection or tricky and phonetic words for their level.

    Spelling

    The teacher calls out a word to the class. The children work in pairs to sound out and spell the word.
    If the word is a Tricky Word, this word is added to the Christmas tree.
    If the word is phonetic, this word is added as a present box under the tree.

    Reading

    The teacher shows a word to the class. The children work in pairs to blend the sounds to read the word.
    If the word is a Tricky Word, this word is added to the Christmas tree.
    If the word is phonetic, this word is added as a present box under the tree.

     

  • What Does Santa Say?

    Choose a selection of people associated with Christmas (Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, the stressed parent, the excitable child). These can either be images on the board, or you can get the children to act out each character. This activity can then be used for grammar or punctuation.

    Grammar

    santa-speechAsk the children to describe how each character is doing something. Eg, Santa is delivering presents merrily; the parent is cooking dinner frantically, etc. Children can even discuss these in pairs, before writing them down as a class or individually. You can even go further and discuss what each character is thinking.


    Punctuation

    Ask the children to describe what each character is thinking. Eg, “It’s a busy night ahead,” thought Santa, anxiously. If you get each word of the sentence to be written on a small whiteboard or flashcard, children can stand at the front to build the sentence. Then add in flashcards of the opening and closing speech marks, and the comma, asking children to identify where these need to be placed in the sentence.

  • Draw & Write Christmas Scene

    decorating-treeAsk children to draw a scene at Christmas; perhaps their house on Christmas day. Once they have done this, ask them to describe to their partner what is going on: who’s there, what are they doing, how are they feeling?

    Once they have discussed these, children should then write sentences to accompany and describe the picture. Younger children may only write a couple of simple sentences, whilst older children may wish to write an entire description of the entire scene. These could be adapted for various types of writing: practising different tenses, or writing in a different style (an instruction manual on how to have a ‘Lucy Jones Family’ Christmas, or a script for a Christmas Day play, e.g.).

     

  • Christmas Action Spelling

    Can be done as a whole class, in small groups or in pairs.

    One person uses actions to spell a Christmassy word – perhaps a present from a set list by the teacher. The rest of the class/group/partner have to guess the word.

    For example:
    s-t-ar

    Yes, that’s right – Star! (s-t-ar).

     

  • Christmas Recipe

    christmas-recipe-cardPick your favourite simple recipe, or create your own; perhaps for a Christmas pudding, or how to cook the turkey? (Or you can use our Christmas Cookie Mix recipe!) Unfortunately, Rudolph and his pals have all chewed the cookbook, and all that remains of the recipe are the individual stages, all messed up! Mrs Claus needs the children to help put the recipe back together again in the correct order, which you can get them to do as a class or in pairs/small groups.

    Afterwards, you may want to get children to create their own Christmas recipes that would make something magical to eat for the elves or reindeer! Or why not do something non-food based: a recipe for a Merry Christmas? (One cup of love, 200 grams of smiles, etc.)

  • ‘Glettery’ Sound Flashcards

    glitter-phase-1You can easily make some Glettery (Glittery Letter – get it?) Sound Flashcards with all the children! Get the children to pick a different letter sound, and write this on a piece of card using a glue stick. Children can then sprinkle the page with lots of glitter and leave to dry for a few moments. Then lift the card up for all the excess glitter to fall off, leaving just the letter sound on the page to sparkle!

    The teacher can then say some simple words with the whole class needing to sound out each letter sound. The children with the corresponding letter sounds can come to the front to spell the word out.

    For more advanced, children can do words instead of letter sounds. However, each letter sound in the word should be in a different colour glitter!

  • The Three Wise Letter Sounds

    christmas-stocking-letter-soundsUse three wise men – either on the board, as colouring sheets or using children in the class – as individual letters sounds. The teacher can then read out some words for children to segment each individual letter sound, and figure out if they can spell that word using the three wise men.

    For older or more advanced children, you could use Christmas stockings for 4, 5 and 6 letter words, whilst you could progress on to full sentences by using a different word on each reindeer!