You need Marvellous Mobiles in your classroom. Over. Why? Over. Because they are fantastic for developing communication, particularly listening skills. Over and out.
Add an exciting dimension to role play and language development by giving your pupils Marvellous Mobiles from Hope Education. Marvellous Mobiles come with their own charging docking station and can reach ranges of up to 3 km; perfect for outdoor activities! They use push-to-talk technology and have the added feature of multiple channels that have been colour coded so they can easily be used in groups. Or, if you want to use them as part of a larger group conversation across the airwaves, up to 6 Marvellous Mobiles can be paired up together.
• Adventure around the school with Marvellous Mobiles as your pupils’ mode of contact.
• Teach the history of walkie-talkies and the phonetic alphabet and then use as part of a role play.
• Hone communication skills, particularly careful listening by getting pupils to use Marvellous Mobiles to give each other instructions.
• Use as part of your maths or geography lessons to develop directional vocabulary, using the Marvellous Mobiles to play epic games of Hide-and-Seek and I Spy.
What’s in the box?
6 x Marvellous Mobiles (PMR licence-exempt to prevent other PMR users)
1 x docking station
6 x safety lanyards
Reasons to Love:
• Chunky phones, ideal for little hands, in 6 bright colours, with a docking station to keep them charged and ready for use
• Ideal for forest school settings, or out in the school grounds, where children can keep in touch and relay messages
• Group mode allows up to six children be in contact and talking together, without having to wait for an individual call
• These will encourage even the most reluctant speaker to chat with friends during indoor and outdoor activities
• Brings the classroom into the modern world – which child wouldn’t want to grab their own phone?
Letters and Sounds
Activities within the seven aspects are designed to help children:
1. listen attentively;
2. enlarge their vocabulary;
3. speak confidently to adults and other children;
Communication and language development
This involves giving children opportunities to speak and listen in a range of situations and to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves.
ELG 01 Listening and attention:
• Children listen attentively in a range of situations
• They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity
ELG 03 Speaking:
• Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs
• They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future
• They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events
• Personal, social and emotional development
This involves helping children to:
• develop a positive sense of themselves and others
• form positive relationships and develop respect for others
• develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings
• understand appropriate behaviour in groups
• have confidence in their own abilities
ELG 07 Managing feelings and behaviour:
• They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules
ELG 08 Making relationships:
• Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others
• They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity
• They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children
The National Curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing. Teachers should therefore ensure the continual development of pupils’ confidence and competence in spoken language and listening skills.
Spoken Language Statutory Requirements
• maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
• use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
• speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
• participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates
• gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s)
• consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others
select and use appropriate registers for effective communication