Part 1: Learning the letter sounds

Order of letter sound groups

The letters are in groups of six. They have been carefully selected to help the learning. The first six letters can be used to make many simple words, e.g. ‘pin’ and ‘sat’, so that letters can quickly be turned into words. The letters that get easily confused are not too close together, such as ‘b’ and ‘d’. The ‘c’ is introduced early on, as it forms a template for writing the letters ‘a, d, o, g, q’. The letter sound groups, listed on the right, are used throughout the Jolly Phonics material.