The Jolly Phonics programme

What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory synthetic phonics programme which makes learning to read and write fun for all children. It has proven results to show how good it is at teaching children to read. Research shows that the progress made by children using Jolly Phonics far exceeds that of children not taught using a synthetic phonics approach. Reading and spelling ages of children who have used Jolly Phonics for one year are often at least a year above their chronological age.

As well as increased reading and spelling ages, Jolly Phonics gives children a great deal of confidence. They are soon able to read a wide range of text types and write independently in various genres. As these basic, but essential, phonics skills are taught so rapidly, the children are able to move on to more creative writing processes faster and the higher-order reading comprehension strategies can be taught earlier.