Jolly Phonics

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. The letter sounds are split into seven groups.

How Does Jolly Phonics Work?

Jolly Phonics is a comprehensive programme, based on the proven, fun and multi-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. These are two of the five skills that children need to master phonics.

Letter Sound Order

There are Five Skills Taught in Jolly Phonics

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.

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.


To achieve our goal of helping children across country to grow their reading and writing skills in their early years, ultimately leading to accomplish our vision, our aim is to spread Jolly Phonics teaching methodology from the outset to reach as many people as possible in every nook and corner of the country.

To suffice the above purpose, we work in following ways:-

>> We provide extensive training to School Teachers, Educators, Special Educators, Freelancers, Parents and Counsellors.
>> We help schools to implement this programme in their curriculum.
>> We provide support by sharing strategies to assess student’s skills and progress.
>> We provide Orientation Programme for parents and school teachers.


Importance and concept of Synthetic Phonics
Five basic skills of Jolly Phonics
Alternative Vowel Sounds
R-controlled vowels
Spelling rules
Worksheets and assessments
Questions and Answers


Certificate of Participation
Jolly Phonics Teacher’s Book
Lesson Plans
Tips and tricks to teach effectively
Ideas for games, activities and role plays
Assistance after workshop
Phonics Pupil books – 1, 2 & 3

Duration :Two Day Intensive Workshop

Time : 10:00 a.m to 5 p.m