Jolly Phonics


We teach the children the sounds of the letters of the alphabet using the scheme ‘Jolly Phonics’. Each sound is taught using a picture, an action, a basic story and a song to help the child to remember it. Some sounds are written with just one letter, but others are written with two letters, such as ee and or. 

The sounds are not introduced in alphabetical order. The first sounds introduced are s, a, t, p, i and n. This is because they make more three letter words than any other set of six letters, and once the children know these they can start learning to blend the sounds together in order to read words.

Please click on the links below to find a list of the sounds in the order that they will be taught and the corresponding actions.

Click on the files below for more information about Jolly Phonics.

Parents Guide to Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics Actions Guide