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Jolly Phonics is the world’s leading systematic synthetic phonics programme. Synthetic phonics involves teaching the main 42 English letter-sounds in isolation, whilst simultaneously teaching children how to form, blend and segment these sounds to read and write words. Children are also taught “tricky words” that do not follow the sound system.
The programme was created by international reading experts Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham and is published by one of UK’s leading educational publishers, Jolly Learning Ltd. With Jolly Phonics, the synthetic phonics skills are taught alongside culturally appropriate stories, songs and actions that make learning to read and write multi-sensory, child-centred and lots of fun!
Why Teach Literacy Through Systematic Synthetic Phonics?
Systematic synthetic phonics is very effective because it provides children with the skills needed to crack the code of the English language. By being taught on a daily basis, these skills are reinforced until they become automatic for the child. By focusing on the systematic teaching of core literacy skills, rather than on memorisation, synthetic phonics works for all children.
Indeed, systematic synthetic phonics has been proven to be the most effective method for teaching children how to read and write in English and is equally as effective for children learning English as an additional language as it is for children learning English as a first language. There have been extensive studies and systematic reviews proving this time and time again.