Jolly Phonics at Home
Parents often want to support and help teach children to read at home. The Jolly Phonics at Home kit is an extensive range of Jolly Phonics material that have been carefully developed to be used in the home and in particular with children who are at the early stages of reading and writing. The kit is packed full of multi-sensory resources enabling the child to explore and learn in a fun and enjoyable way. All items are contained within a bright canvas case which the child is able to carry. There is even a slot on the case to add a picture of the child and if you open Snake’s mouth at the side of the case there are also a set of triangular grip pencils and and eraser. Everything your child needs to start learning to read and write! Ages 3+.
Items contained include :
• Jolly Phonics Activity Book 1-7
• Jolly Phonics DVD
• Jolly Songs (A4 book and CD)
• Jolly Stories
• Jolly Phonics Letter Sound Poster
Plus FREE triangular grip pencils (red, yellow, green & blue) and eraser
A programme that grows with your children
Our flagship programme, Jolly Phonics, 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. That was over 25 years ago. Since then our immense progress has been studied in numerous research projects, the results of which led to phonics becoming central to the UK curriculum. Today we are now used in over 100 countries worldwide. As the leading synthetic phonics publisher, and the most experienced, we offer a 7-year school programme that teaches not only phonics, but spelling, punctuation and grammar too.
- Systematic teaching of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation across the school years
- Teaching is multi-sensory and active, with fun actions, stories and songs
- Independent research supports the outstanding results achieved around the world with the programme
- Continues to revise and extend children’s phonic knowledge
- Flexible and easy to implement in your school
- Developed by teachers for teachers
How Jolly Phonics works
Jolly Phonics is a comprehensive programme, based on the proven, fun and muliti-sensory synthetic phonics method that gets children reading and writing from an early age. This means that we teach letter sounds as opposed to the alphabet. These 42 letter sounds are phonic building blocks that children, with the right tools, use to decode the English language. When reading a word, they recognise the letters and blend together the respective sounds; when writing a word they identify the sounds and write down the corresponding letters. These skills are called blending and segmenting.
Learning the letter sounds:
Children are taught 42 letter sounds, which is a mix of alphabet sounds (1 sound – 1 letter) and digraphs (1 sound – 2 letters) such as sh, th, ai and ue. Using a multi-sensory approach each letter sound is introduced with fun actions, stories and songs.
We teach the letter sounds in 7 groups of 6 letters at a pace of 4-5 sounds a week. Children can start reading after the first group of letters have been taught and should have been introduced to all the 42 letter sounds after 9 weeks at school.
Learning letter formation:
This is taught alongside the introduction of each letter sound. Typically, children will learn how to form and write the letters letter down during the course of the lesson.
Once the first few letter sounds are learnt, children begin blending the sounds together to help them read and write new words.
When children start reading words, they also need to start identifying the phonic components that make the word sound the way it does. By teaching blending and segmenting at the same time children become familiar with assembling and breaking down the sounds within words.
These are words with irregular parts, such as ‘who’ and ‘I’. Children learn these as exceptions to the rules of phonics. Introducing the common tricky words early in the year increases reading fluency (as they frequently occur in those first simple sentences you might expect them to read).