About Jolly Phonics

 Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory synthetic phonics program which makes learning to read and write achievable for all children. Jolly Phonics incorporates actions, jingles and stories for each of the 42 sounds which makes learning fun for both the child and teacher.  Jolly Phonics teaches children the five essential skills needed for reading and writing. These skills are:

  • Learning the letter sounds
  • Learning letter formation
  • Blending
  • Identifying sounds in words
  • Tricky words

Jolly Phonics has been scientifically researched. The research shows that children taught using a synthetic phonics program perform at a higher level in reading and writing than those who are taught using a whole language approach. Below is links to the most popular research.


About Jolly Grammar 

 Jolly Grammar is the next stage of the Jolly Phonics    program. Jolly Grammar is an all-rounded program that  involves the systematic teaching of spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Jolly Grammar enables children to develop accuracy in spelling and writing  through the use of colours and actions. The Jolly Grammar program explores:

  • Spelling rules
  • Punctuation
  • Parts of speech
  • Dictionary use
  • The tenses: past, present and future

 Jolly Grammar currently provides a grade 1-6 scope and  sequence to teaching spelling and grammar.