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Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics

What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.

seven letter sounds

Letter Sound Order

The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.

How does Jolly Phonics work?

Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. The programme continues through school enabling the teaching of essential grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.

The five skills taught in Jolly Phonics

1. Learning the letter sounds

Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as sh, th, ai and ue.

2. Learning letter formation

Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.

3. Blending

Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.

4. Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting)

Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.

5. Tricky words

Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.

Birdwing PNG keeps the following Jolly Phonics products in stock and can provide  additional Jolly Phonics products on order.

Jolly Phonics Pupil and Teacher’s Books (Black and White)

Provides a year’s worth of structured daily lessons for teaching Jolly Phonics.

The Jolly Phonics Pupil Books can be given to each be given to each child in the class, to complete a range of daily lessons. The Teachers Book provides lesson plans and ideas for the teacher.  These books can be used to teach Jolly Phonics on a daily basis.

Jolly Phonics Starter Kit Extended

The Jolly Phonics Starter Kit Extended contains a basic selection of resources for teachers to get started with teaching Jolly Phonics. all items are contained in a bright carrying case for neat and easy storage.
Classroom Kit 2
Classroom Kit 2

The Jolly Phonics Classroom kit

The Jolly Phonics Classroom Kit contains a comprehensive set of classroom resources for teachers to use with their class.

It provides resources for teaching children to read and write, from learning the letter sounds to alternative spellings and tricky words and decodable reading books. All the items are contained in a bright case for neat