Phonics (letter sounds) is just one of the ways that children learn to read and spell. At Marnel Infant School we teach children their letter sounds through Jolly Phonics. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through songs, actions and visual images. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is motivating and fun for all.
The letter sounds are split into seven groups and taught in this order to allow children to begin building words as soon as possible.