Jolly Phonics - Overview

Jolly Phonics

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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

 

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 these seven groups:

LETTER SOUND ORDER

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

SYNTHETIC PHONICS APPROACH

  • Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.

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.

LEARNING LETTER FORMATION

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

BLENDING

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

IDENTIFYING THE SOUNDS IN WORDS (SEGMENTING)

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

TRICKY WORDS

  • Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.

Jolly Phonic literacy resources

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