They think they’re playing. We know they’re learning.

Ferris Wheel is an American English pre-primary course that gives teachers all the tools they need to successfully teach groups of energetic pre-primary learners. With engaging stories that pupils will instantly fall in love with and lots of support, teaching becomes both effective and enjoyable.
English Type
American English
Number of levels
3

Written by Carol Read, the award-winning young learners expert, Ferris Wheel guarantees sound pedagogy that works in the classroom. Simple to implement teaching ideas supported by a series of teacher training videos by the author make learning fun for pupils and teachers alike.

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WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

HOP ON & HOP OFF

A flexible Hop on & Hop off approach gives teachers the freedom to either follow the units in the order they appear, or to change the order of the units if they want to.

FOCUS ON VALUES

Engaging animated stories and videos featuring the adorable Meerkat family and real children help to prepare young learners for primary education and promote life skills and social and emotional skills such as tolerance, respect and empathy.

TAP & TEACH LESSONS

With Tap & Teach lessons powered by Navio and all the resources available at a touch of a button, teachers can deliver clearly sequenced lessons requiring minimum preparation.

TRAINING VIDEOS

A series of teacher training videos with demonstrations of classroom routines and tips equip both novice and more experienced teachers with instant skills and knowledge about teaching very young learners.

GAMIFIED LANGUAGE PRACTICE

Access to videos, stories and songs, and gamified language activities in the Student’s App powered by Navio motivate pupils to learn English at home and in the classroom.

Levels & Samples

WATCH SAMPLE COURSE VIDEOS

Engaging stories and videos feature the adorable Meerkat family and real children to help prepare young learners for primary school education and promote life skills and values.  Let's take a look at some of the video content from The Wheels series!

COURSE COMPONENTS

NAVIO

Navio is a digital platform which provides teachers with a seamless transition between the coursebook and digital activities. It also makes learning more engaging for young learners who achieve rewards by completing game-based language activities.

Student's Book with Navio App

The Ferris Wheel Student’s Book has a flexible, modular structure which allows teachers to align children’s English learning with the content and sequence of the wider curriculum. Student's Book comes with access code to Student’s App on Navio with gamified language practice maximising student’s exposure to English outside the classroom.

Activity Book

The Ferris Wheel Activity Book offers further practice of all the language and content which has been introduced in the Student's Book.

Teacher's Book with Navio App

Teacher's Book includes detailed lesson plans, interleaved with the Student’s Book pages to allow teachers to navigate the course with ease.

Access code to Teacher's App on Navio is included on the inside front cover and offers one-stop access to all the resources which accompany the course.

HOP ON OR HOP OFF?

The unique ‘Hop on, Hop off’ approach gives teachers the flexibility to align their English classes to the local educational context and the needs and interests of their young learners. Watch he video to find out more!

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TRY & TEST IT WITH YOUR CLASS!

Come and discover how Ferris Wheel helps students learn about values to develop social and emotional skills. All you need to try and test it for yourself is here! Click to access the interactive booklet with a package of materials including videos, audio files, worksheets and more!

START DISCOVERING

HOP ON THE LEARNING WHEEL WITH CAROL READ

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Sign up today to Hop on the Learning Wheel – a special place full of ready-to-use ideas and resources for your pre-primary classes!

  • get great teaching tips to make your classes go more smoothly and save energy
  • learn directly from Carol Read, the pre-primary expert
  • keep your pre-primary classes fun and rewarding by watching short top tip videos on how to engage and support your students
  • access exclusive The Wheels series instant resources to keep your classes fun and rewarding

HOP ON!

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