This programme spans six years, suitable for children between 6 and 12 years of age and provides a comprehensive grammar, spelling and punctuation course.
The Grammar Programme begins by introducing the rudiments of grammar and gradually extends and refines the children’s knowledge by introducing new elements of grammar. It also teaches spelling systematically; the children begin by revising the spellings taught in Jolly Phonics, and progressively learn more spelling patterns and rules. The Grammar Programme also develops the children’s vocabulary and improves their comprehension skills. As it progresses, the grammar programme is designed to consolidate and refine the teaching of the previous grammar years, slowly and securely building up the children’s knowledge.
The Jolly Phonics Grammar Programme is multi-sensory. It uses colours and movement to help the children remember the different parts of speech and verb tenses. The actions and colours are used throughout the programme to help reinforce children’s grammar knowledge.
Contents of the Programme
- Teaches different parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunction and preposition along with their age appropriate definitions, different types, forms and understanding of their usage in sentences.
- Teaches usage of capital letters
- Develops dictionary and thesaurus skills
- Teaches the meaning of a sentence, its formation and its different types
- Teaches how to conjugate verbs
- Teaches verb tenses
- Teaches doubling rule
- Teaches antonyms and synonyms
- Teaches different punctuation marks
- Teaches parsing to identify the part of speech of each word in a sentence or a longer piece of text
- Different alternative vowel spellings and spelling patterns
- Teaches prefixes and suffixes and their effect on the meaning of words
- Usage of apostrophe <s> and contractions
- Understanding of syllables in words
- Children given understanding how to organise their writing into paragraphs
- Different uses and meanings of the homophones, homographs, heteronyms and homonyms
- Understanding the differences between sentences, phrases and clauses
- Definite and indefinite articles
- Active and passive voice
- Simple, compound and complex sentences
- Formal and informal writing
- Periodic assessment and review