Introduction to 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.
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. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.
At Newick Pre-School we introduce the children to the letter sound through introducing a weekly letter sound. This is through activities and songs.
The letter order that we follow is –
- s, a, t, i, p, n. c, k, e, h, r, m, d. g, o, u, l, f, b, j, z, w, v, y, x, q