SPELD SA offers a range of workshops for those educators new to Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar and for those already implementing the programs, to revisit essential principles to ensure a common understanding and consistent site approach.  We provide several training options that can be delivered at your site or partnership, by our experienced Literacy Coach and Trainer – Fiona Sullivan.

Fiona is an experienced educator with a passion for teaching literacy. She has worked as a classroom teacher and in EALD and Literacy Intervention roles.  Fiona has a deep knowledge of Jolly Phonics and Grammar through teaching with the programs over many years.  She is passionate about working with educators to strengthen their professional knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure they have the skills to support students to read and write with confidence.

FREE Jolly Phonics and Grammar Information Session (1 hour)

This informative session will explore how you can implement Jolly Phonics in your School. The session examines how the program is structured, delivered in the classroom and the results that can be achieved. 


$437.50 per Session (Members)

$550.00 per Session (Non-members)

Maximum participants – 30

Regional travel surcharge applies

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Session 1: Introducing Jolly Phonics (2.5 hours)

This introductory workshop provides a practical look at Step 1 of the Jolly Phonics program.  The workshop demonstrates how to introduce the 42 main sounds of English to students in their first term at school and for those older students requiring additional literacy support. 

This training session will examine:

  • Features of systematic synthetic phonics
  • The role of phonological awareness
  • An overview of a synthetic phonics lesson
  • Learning the letter sounds
  • Letter Formation
  • Blending
  • Segmenting
  • Tricky words

The workshop will provide many practical ‘hands on’ activities that you can use to compliment the Jolly Phonics program and to engage students in the classroom.


Session 2: Jolly Phonics – They Know the Sounds, What Next? (2.5 hours)

Pre-requisite: Session 1 – Introducing Jolly Phonics

This session provides an overview of continuing the Jolly Phonics throughout the Reception year or as Stage 2 for those students requiring additional literacy support.

This training session will examine:

  • Alternative spellings
  • Spelling strategies
  • Structuring the literacy block
  • The role of decodable texts
  • Assessment and data collection
  • Jolly Phonics for the interactive whiteboard software

The workshop will also provide many practical resources designed to support your teaching and to motivate and engage students.


Jolly Phonics Review and Refresher (2.5 hours)

This session refers to the Jolly Phonics Fidelity Checklist as a basis to review the implementation and current use of the program at your site.  It may include revising some of the basic principles of the Jolly Phonics program to ensure a consistent understanding and approach amongst staff to ensure the highest results can be achieved.  A question and answer time is incorporated into the session to discuss topics such as classroom organization, examine resources, assessment tools and to clarify areas of concern for your site.

This workshop can also be modified to incorporate 1:1 reviews and coaching sessions with individual teachers or small groups.



Jolly Grammar builds upon the skills taught in Jolly Phonics.  The program provides a systematic and sequential approach to teaching Spelling and Grammar for Years One to Six.

Due to the range of year levels and extensive content involved in the Jolly Grammar program, our workshops have been deliberately structured to focus on the Spelling and Grammar elements separately to ensure a greater depth of understanding for participants. 

Training in Jolly Phonics is a pre-requisite to this program.


Session 3: Jolly Grammar – Spelling (2.5 hours)

Spelling should be an exercise in logic, problem solving and discovering patterns rather than merely memorising weekly spelling lists.  Students should be active participants provided with opportunities to discover patterns, form generalisations and knowledge that can be transferred to spell a range of words.

The training session will examine:

  • A synthetic phonics approach to teaching reading and spelling
  • Consonants, vowels, alternative spellings of the vowel sounds, syllables, schwa, prefixes, suffixes, base words and word origins
  • Spelling principles to support student understanding
  • The role of spelling lists and dictation
  • Practical activities and resources to compliment the spelling program


Session 4: Jolly Grammar – Grammar (2.5 hours)

An understanding of grammar supports students to become capable communicators, use a wider vocabulary and have a clearer understanding of how language works.   The most dramatic improvement from the Jolly Grammar program will be found in the quality of student writing as they become familiar with the role of grammatical features and different types of words and word groups to convey information and represent their ideas.

This training session will examine:

  • The sequential and cumulative framework of Jolly Grammar
  • Parts of speech, proof reading, punctuation, vocabulary and word choice to support clear and effective communication
  • Practical ideas and experiences to compliment the teaching grammar across year levels.


$437.50 per Session (Members)

$550.00 per Session (Non-members)

Maximum participants – 30

Regional travel surcharge applies

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