phonics4.co.uk

phonics4.co.uk

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Don't forget your Valentines Phonics! ❤️
Just the most lovely birthday message I've ever had on Facebook - from two of my beautiful little Phonics pupils. Melted my heart 😍
Hi - Interested to hear your thoughts on the recent government findings with regards to phonics being used in the classroom and creating a new generation of super-readers! Love your page. MamaPhonics x
My son only started a few weeks ago but he loves it!
He has spent this morning going through all the letters on his phonics card and finding the matching one on fridge! He's also been practicing the sounds he's learned 😀
Hi, do you have other groups around the country? or someone you could recommend in Surrey and Dorset. Thanks

Based in Woking, and attended by children from Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, we offer fun classes We practise pencil-control, working towards writing skills.

During weekly sessions of 75 minutes, we use crafts, games, stories, role-play work-sheet activities and computer games to teach children to recognise all the letters of the alphabet, and to remember the letter sounds. We put letters together to make words, showing the children how to read and spell. We help to enhance listening, visual and memory skills. Our sessions help children to be ready for

Operating as usual

15/01/2021

•DIY Scratch Off Activity Board•
This is the BEST way to get kids excited about screen-free activities! Kids will love the satisfaction of scratching the paint mixture off the circles and get super excited when the activity is revealed!
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Use this board to:
✔️get kids off the screen during snow days ✔️survive winter🤪
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We made both indoor and outdoor activity boards for those days that the weather isn’t cooperating;)
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See the scratch off recipe and activity details here: https://littlepinelearners.com/diy-screen-free-activity-scratch-off-board/

Photos from AND Dance's post 14/01/2021

Photos from AND Dance's post

Check out this property for sale on Rightmove! 05/09/2020

Check out this property for sale on Rightmove!

Anyone want to buy a house? :-) We'd be very grateful if anyone could share, please. Thank you!

Check out this property for sale on Rightmove! 4 bedroom detached house for sale in Bisley, Woking, Surrey, GU24 £835,000. Marketed by Seymours Estate Agents, Knaphill

Photos from Leather And Lace's post 31/08/2020

Photos from Leather And Lace's post

26/08/2020
15/08/2020
14/07/2020

Morning Everyone!
As phonics4 is no longer operating as a business, I shall shortly be closing down the website and FB page :-(

Before doing so, and on a personal note, I wanted to let you know that our house in Bisley will shortly be up for sale. Many of you, who have brought your children to the classes over the years, will know the house, so I didn't want to miss the opportunity of advertising its sale on here. No details have yet been produced, but if you'd like to have info when it's available, please message me. It would be lovely to sell to someone I have known!
Best contact: [email protected]

Thank you for reading all my posts over the years x

Photos from Mama Baby Play's post 10/06/2020

Photos from Mama Baby Play's post

14/05/2020

Read to them when they are little 💙

Pilates classes for small groups and individuals with Claire Seager 01/05/2020

Pilates classes for small groups and individuals with Claire Seager

Absolutely brilliant Pilates teacher. Easy to join in with Zoom whilst Lockdown is still in place. Highly recommended.

Pilates classes for small groups and individuals with Claire Seager Click here to play a short seated workout for mobility and stretching. Designed especially for those who are house-bound and/or unable to get down to the floor (and back up again!).  By playing the video you are confirming that you have read and understood the disclaimer further down this page.  L...

13/04/2020

Final two Pre-School Postal Phonics courses available! Would suit children starting school this September. A fun introduction to letters and reading skills, using both Jolly Phonics and Read Write Inc programmes, as well as original interactive craft activities, which have been instrumental in teaching over 2000 pre-schoolers to read.
For more info, or to register, please email [email protected]

http://www.phonics4.co.uk/index.php?p=postalps

07/04/2020

The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children - and it's available as a FREE download. Please share so it's available to every family who needs it.

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

The Gruffalo illustrator worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get ill.

Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for donations in lieu of payment, to go to our fantastic health workers: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

This is great for our little ones and to keep as a keepsake to remember how we came together ❤️

Photos from The Gruffalo's post 05/04/2020

Photos from The Gruffalo's post

02/04/2020
28/03/2020

Great letter formation demos for your little ones!

27/03/2020

If you have a Reception child who would benefit from practising their whole-word recognition in a fun way, you might want to consider this course by post:
http://www.phonics4.co.uk/index.php?p=postalhfw
It involves building up a compendium of word games, such as those shown in the photo.
[email protected]
(Almost up to capacity, so apply soon)

25/03/2020

phonics4.co.uk - Postal Phonics Courses: Pre-school Phonics, Simple Digraph, Blending Skills, High Frequency Words

POSTAL PHONICS COURSES for your child!
I stopped offering these very recently, after retiring last July. Someone asked me if I would consider reinstating them, due to the current closure of schools. I have now decided to offer some of the courses again - please see below. As I am now a one-man band, I will have a limited capacity, so it literally will be a first come, first served offer. There's only so much I can do!
Contact [email protected] for more details, or to register for a course.
http://www.phonics4.co.uk/index.php?p=postal

phonics4.co.uk - Postal Phonics Courses: Pre-school Phonics, Simple Digraph, Blending Skills, High Frequency Words Fun weekly postal packs provide comprehensive parental guidance and exciting resources, often resulting in a huge improvement in reading and spelling.

15/03/2020
09/03/2020

Final opportunity to express an interest in buying this lovely, unique little Phonics-teaching business. em Jackie Smith: [email protected] for details. Closing date for offers is 10th April 2020.

PHONICS BUSINESS FOR SALE!
Would you like to make a difference to children's lives?

This is an opportunity to buy an established business (26 years), with a successful track record of starting over 2000 pre-school children on the road to the wonderful world of reading :-)

Original, unique resources have been the key to the success of the classes. These, plus a wealth of ideas and copious equipment, are included in the sale.

Interest from parents in enrolling their little ones on this scheme is still very much alive, as indicated by the number of enquiries being received.

For more information, please email Jackie Smith [email protected]

06/03/2020

"Today in one of my classes I introduced the children to two apples. The children didn't know this, but before the class I had repeatedly dropped one of the apples on the floor. You couldn't tell and both apples looked perfect. We talked about the apples and the children described how both apples looked the same; both were red, were of similar size, and looked juicy enough to eat.

I picked up the apple I'd dropped on the floor and started to tell the children how I disliked this apple. I said I thought it was disgusting, that it was a horrible color and the stem was just too short. I told them that because I didn't like it, I didn't want them to like it either, so they should call it names too.

Some children looked at me like I was insane, but we passed the apple around the circle calling it names: 'You're a smelly apple,' 'I don't even know why you exist,' 'you've probably got worms inside you,' etc. We really pulled this poor apple apart. I actually started to feel sorry for the little guy.

We then passed another apple around and started to say kind words to it: 'You're a lovely apple,' 'Your skin is beautiful,' 'What a beautiful color you are,' etc.

I then held up both apples, and again, we talked about the similarities and differences. There was no change. Both apples still looked the same.

I then cut the apples open. The apple we'd been kind to was clear, fresh, and juicy inside.

The apple we'd said unkind words to was bruised and all mushy inside.

I think there was a lightbulb moment for the children immediately. They really got it. What we saw inside that apple, the bruises, the mush, and the broken bits is what is happening inside every one of us when someone mistreats us with their words or actions.

When people are bullied, especially children, they feel horrible inside and sometimes don't show or tell others how they are feeling. If we hadn't have cut that apple open, we would never have known how much pain we had caused it.

I shared my own experience of suffering someone's unkind words last week. On the outside I looked OK, I was still smiling. But, on the inside someone had caused me a lot of pain with their words and I was hurting.

Unlike an apple, we have the ability to stop this from happening. We can teach children that it's not okay to say unkind things to each other and we can discuss how it makes others feel. We can teach our children to stand up for each other and to stop any form of bullying, just as one little girl did today when she refused to say unkind words to the apple.

More and more hurt and damage happens inside if nobody does anything to stop the bullying. Let's create a generation of kind, caring children.

The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words."

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Credit: Mum in the Moment

27/02/2020

PHONICS BUSINESS FOR SALE!
Would you like to make a difference to children's lives?

This is an opportunity to buy an established business (26 years), with a successful track record of starting over 2000 pre-school children on the road to the wonderful world of reading :-)

Original, unique resources have been the key to the success of the classes. These, plus a wealth of ideas and copious equipment, are included in the sale.

Interest from parents in enrolling their little ones on this scheme is still very much alive, as indicated by the number of enquiries being received.

For more information, please email Jackie Smith [email protected]

21/02/2020

Most people think speech therapists ONLY work on speech (“he can’t say R”, “he stutters”), but just as often if not more we work on LANGUAGE skills. And no, that doesn’t mean learning a second language- it’s more about how language develops! Check out one of my favorite graphics to learn the difference in speech and language!

05/02/2020
Photos from Staveley Theatre Academy - Staveley Pro's post 01/01/2020

Fancy learning to sing?

Photos from Make-A-Wish UK's post 19/12/2019

Did you watch the second part of the Make-A-Wish documentary last night? It's definitely worth a catch up (although have your tissues at the ready). Such an amazing charity.

07/12/2019
Let's stop bombarding our kids with gifts. Give them the best Christmas with the 4-gift rule. 04/12/2019

Let's stop bombarding our kids with gifts. Give them the best Christmas with the 4-gift rule.

This seems like sound advice. Personally I would have found it very difficult, mainly because I rarely bought the boys any presents at all except for Christmas and birthdays. Hence Christmas for me was a time of going over the top :-) Definitely food for thought though ...

Let's stop bombarding our kids with gifts. Give them the best Christmas with the 4-gift rule. Giving your kids fewer gifts can actually give them the best Christmas ever. But...do you just start giving them less all of a sudden?

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good 27/11/2019

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good

So much truth in this article. This bit is very useful:
"....when assessing a toy, always be mindful that the play is in the child, not in the toy. If a toy lights up or makes noises, and all the child needs to do is press a button, that toy holds very little play value. These types of toys provide an immediate dopamine rush, make the child and the giver excited, but they are short-lived. On the flip side, toys like wooden blocks or magnatiles or silk scarves don’t dictate the play to the child – they hold greater play value as the child is free to use their imagination for endless play possibilities."
https://raisedgood.com/toys-children-less-play/?fbclid=IwAR0ol7v5YQT2T_lFW-jA2PMelxMgnPMw8Qd7l9ia8sG921iQwZA-xWRFXno

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good We're lead to be believe that if a little is good, then more is better. But, the irony is when it comes to toys, the fewer kids have the more they play.

The most overlooked reason why your kids won't listen, focus or sit still. 11/11/2019

The most overlooked reason why your kids won't listen, focus or sit still.

Superb article. I always found it really difficult not to be risk-averse with my boys when they were little. Fortunately their dad was more lay back, plus they all did lots of sport. IMO, and knowing what I now know, the advice in this piece is excellent.

https://themilitarywifeandmom.com/why-kids-wont-listen/?fbclid=IwAR2a_8T3SwFVCf_scd1o_bITs5c_L7GkLah9kx_EGvuLkkd1tlvQkr0xddM

The most overlooked reason why your kids won't listen, focus or sit still. My son climbed to the top of the monkey bars and snaked across them from above. He's not strong enough to...

Read Jacqueline's story 01/09/2019

Read Jacqueline's story

Hello! Been a bit off the radar for the last month or so, having a lovely time celebrating my retirement in as many ways as I could think of! Now it's time to finalise our fundraising for the wonderful Make-A-Wish UK children's charity. If you weren't able to make it to our Bye Bye Bisley Phonics event, but would like to donate to try and help smash our target, the link is below. This is my final ask (promise!). Anything you can spare would be very gratefully received, and make a difference to the life of a child coping with a critical illness. Once our fundraising is finalised, we'll be finding out exactly which 'One-True-Wish' the money is used to fulfil.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackiephonics

Read Jacqueline's story Jacqueline is raising money to help Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Read Jacqueline's story 29/07/2019

Read Jacqueline's story

Good morning! We've almost reached our target of £3000 for Make-A-Wish UK! This will involve raising £500 on our JustGiving page, and we are currently up to £390. If anyone wasn't able to get to our Bye Bye Bisley Phonics event, and would like to donate to help us reach our target, the link is below. Thank you!
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackiephonics

Read Jacqueline's story Jacqueline is raising money to help Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Read Jacqueline's story 22/07/2019

Read Jacqueline's story

OK, so I know this is a big ask, but I'm going to ask it on behalf of a child with a life-threatening illness, who will benefit from having their one true wish granted by Make-A-Wish UK

Having raised around £2,500 at our event on Saturday, and now with £300 already kindly donated so far on our JustGiving page, I would love our total to reach £3000!

If you weren't able to get to the event, but you are able to help reach this target with a donation of whatever you can spare, I would be hugely grateful! Thank you!
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackiephonics

Read Jacqueline's story Jacqueline is raising money to help Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Videos (show all)

Learning the 'p' sound :-)
Some fun blending by 3 year-old Bodhi
Buzzy Bee's Blending Balloon Game
Reinforcing the letter 'n' during a Phonics4 class
Introducing the letter 'r' to a Phonics4 class

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318 Guildford Road
Woking
GU249AD

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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