At St. Julian’s Primary, we use Jolly Phonics to teach the five key skills for reading and writing. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. Each of the 42 letter sounds have a specific action which the children practise each morning in Nursery and Reception. The multi-sensory approach helps to reinforce the the letter sounds. There are seven groups of letter sound (shown here).
The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.
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.