There are essentially two stages to literacy learning:
Phonics - giving the basic ability to read and write
Grammar - giving the broader skills to be able to communicate well
Jolly Phonics teaches both stages thoroughly and enjoyably and we have chosen this programme to teach our phonics at Blewbury School. In the first stage the letter sounds are taught in a fun, multisensory way. Children learn how to use the letter sounds to read and write words.
In the second, grammar stage, the structure of the language is taught. This includes parts of speech, spelling, punctuation and more. Children learn how to express themselves accurately and well.
To find out more information about Jolly Phonics Click here.
To find out about our approach to teaching mathematics at Blewbury School, click here.