At the Umalas Kids Club, we have decided to use the Jolly Phonics program. It teaches children to read and write using synthetic phonics, which is widely recognised as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English. Its results have led the Jolly Phonics program to become a central part of the British Curriculum, and it is at the moment used in over 100 countries worldwide.
- 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.
- 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.
|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 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)||Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as “sh, th, ai and ue.”|
|5. Tricky words||Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.|
You will find all the details and useful information on the Jolly Phonics program by following this link: