What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a phonics scheme used to teach the letter sounds of the English language. Each letter sound has a related action and are introduced gradually over time through the six phonics phases.

In UK schools, children will undertake a phonics screening test in year one.

There is a lot of terminology related to phonics, so we’ve created a quick phonics jargon buster!

CPD Course: A Guide to Phonics: Everything you need to know

Phonics. It’s a word you’ll hear a lot in the Early Years and beyond. In this course, I’ll explain how a child’s reading journey starts long before they learn about letters. Throughout the course you will develop a deeper understanding of phonics and how it is used to teach children to read.

Phonics teaching resources