Jolly News

Letters and Sounds - Is this the end?
  With the government admitting it isn’t fit for purpose and is being phased out, is this the end of Letters and Sounds?
   Our wonderful Jolly Phonics co-author, Sara Wernham, thinks that, just possibly, it is. She gives her commentary to Teach Primary.
   You can read Sara’s comments via Teach Primary here(25th May 2021.)

Issue 4 of The Trainer e-magazine
  We are delighted to present Issue Four of The Trainer, an e-magazine for trainers and teachers.
   This magazine is created by one of our very own Jolly Phonics Trainers, the wonderful Yvonne Dalorto, and features a selection of interesting news articles from around the world (and featuring several of our other brilliant Jolly Phonics Trainers!).
   Issue Four features interviews with our wonderful co-author, Sue Lloyd, alongside interviews with Dina Restuani (Indonesia) and Clare Fulton (Scotland) amongst much more!
   You can read  The Trainer e-magazine Issue Four here(18th May 2021.)

FREE Jolly Phonics events with the Jolly Phonics co-authors
  We are delighted to announce we are offering FREE events with the Jolly Phonics co-authors, Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham.
   Throughout May, June and July, we are giving you the opportunity to join us at two completely free events, introducing you to Jolly Phonics and guiding you through the first few years of the programme.
   The two sessions available to join are Get Started with Jolly Phonics with Sue Lloyd, and Extending Jolly Phonics through KS1 with Sara Wernham.
   You can register for these events by  clicking here(6th May 2021.)

Issue 3 of The Trainer e-magazine
  We are delighted to present Issue Three of The Trainer, an e-magazine for trainers and teachers.
   This magazine is created by one of our very own Jolly Phonics Trainers, the wonderful Yvonne Dalorto, and features a selection of interesting news articles from around the world (and featuring several of our other brilliant Jolly Phonics Trainers!).
   Issue Three features interviews with our very own Managing Director and Owner, Chris Jolly, alongside interviews with Victoria Carlton (Australia), Elisabetta Mohwinckel (Italy) and Sian Summers-Issa (Kenya) amongst much more!
   You can read  The Trainer e-magazine Issue Three here(15th April 2021.)

Letters and Sounds 'not fit for purpose'
   The UK government have announced that they are no longer going to pursue the revision of Letters and Sounds and are now opening a new validation process.
   The Department for Education stated that their current policy is that SSP programmes should be created by teachers and phonics experts. They also stated that the ‘2007 Letters and Sounds is not fit for purpose.’
   You can read more information alongside comments from Jolly Learning Ltd CEO Chris Jolly by clicking here(30th March 2021.)

Brand New Jolly Plays - available now!
   We are delighted to present our brand new Jolly Plays, which is available to buy now!
  Jolly Plays are designed to help children become fluent and confident readers, with well-developed speaking and listening skills. There are six reproducible play scripts, which are decodable at the Jolly Phonics Purple Level, alongside a selection of props, songs and other activities.
   You can find out more information about Jolly Plays here(22nd March 2021.)

Issue 2 of The Trainer e-magazine
  We are delighted to present Issue Two of The Trainer, an e-magazine for trainers and teachers.
   This magazine is created by one of our very own Jolly Phonics Trainers, the wonderful Yvonne Dalorto, and features a selection of interesting news articles from around the world (and featuring several of our other brilliant Jolly Phonics Trainers!).
   Issue Two features interviews with trainers in India (Aarti Shah), Bulgaria (Jen Jones Bannister) and Bahrain (Misbah Fahad), and so much more!
   You can read  The Trainer e-magazine Issue Two here(14th March 2021.)

Jolly Phonics Little Word Books and Our World Readers now available
  We are delighted to introduce you to two brand new Jolly resources: Jolly Phonics Word Bank and Jolly Grammar Glossary, both of which are now available to buy!
   The Jolly Phonics Word Bank is a comprehensive collection of words for blending and segmenting practice. The Jolly Grammar Glossary is a detailed glossary of terms used in Jolly Grammar.
   You can view and purchase the Jolly Phonics Word Bank (British English) here and the Jolly Grammar Glossary (British English) here(14th February 2021.)

Issue 1 of The Trainer e-magazine
  We are delighted to present Issue One of The Trainer, an e-magazine for trainers and teachers.
   This magazine is created by one of our very own Jolly Phonics Trainers, the wonderful Yvonne Dalorto, and features a selection of interesting news articles from around the world (and featuring several of our other brilliant Jolly Phonics Trainers!).
   Issue One features a look back to 2020; interviews with Australia’s Jacqui Tarquinio and India’s Neeti Nagarkar; and so much more!
   You can read  The Trainer e-magazine Issue One here(10th February 2021.)

Bumper Book of Phonics Fun now available
  We are delighted to introduce you to the amazing Bumper Book of Phonics Fun which is now available to buy!
   The Bumper Book of Phonics Fun is a bumper resource packed full of ideas and activities designed to support the teaching of letter sounds in a fun, multisensory way.
   You can view and purchase the Bumper Book of Phonics Fun here(4th January 2021.)

New editions of the Jolly Phonics Pupil and Teacher's Books
We are delighted to introduce you to our brand new editions of our Jolly Phonics Pupil and Teacher’s Books!
  These refresh editions are the same as previous editions in terms of number of pages, pagination and core content, but have been enhanced with:
• A fresh new look in terms of covers and page designs • Easier navigation in a variety of ways, including colour-coding and contents • Alignment of content across the materials for consistency of teaching
   You can find out more information about the new resources here(3rd August 2020.)

Jolly Phonics Little Word Books and Our World Readers now available
  We are delighted to introduce you to two brand new Jolly resources: Jolly Phonics Little Word Books and the Jolly Phonics Our World nonfiction readers, both of which are now available to buy!
   These two new resources expand our exciting range of readers from both ends of the scale, with the Little Word Books designed as introductory readers for those just starting out, and the Our World Readers designed to follow on from our Level 4 Blue Readers.
   You can view and purchase the Little Word Books (British English) here and the Our World Readers (British English) here(31st July 2020.)

David Watkins discusses Jolly Phonics in 'The 21' magazine
  Jolly Phonics Trainer David Watkins – of Yamatalk – has featured in ‘The 21’ magazine in Japan.
   Discussing the increasing demand across Japan for the programme, David highlights the effectiveness of the programme.
   You can read the full article (in Japanese) on The 21 Online here(23rd July 2020.)

Brand New Jolly Phonics Logo
  We are delighted to present you with our brand new Jolly Phonics logo, which will replace the existing logo!
   Our logo has been updated as part of our fresh and vibrant new look, and will feature on all future resources we release. (9th July 2020.)

Jolly Phonics e-readers now available
  We are delighted to announce that we have now made all of our Jolly Phonics Readers available as e-readers for Android and Apple devices!
   Spanning 93 books across 5 levels of decodable readers, they will help you to support your children remotely as they practice their reading skills anywhere!
   You can purchase the books on the Google Play Book Store by clicking here for the Orange Level readers and here for the Red, Yellow, Green and Blue readers, whilst you can purchase them on the Apple Book Store by clicking here for the Orange Level readers and here for the Red, Yellow, Green and Blue readers(15th May 2020.)

ULS unveil the Nigerians Educate Everywhere at a Distance Initiative
   Universal Learning Solutions (ULS) has unveiled a new initiative, designed to support the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in developing programmes to support children learning from home.
   ULS have been working alongside UBEC to deliver the Jolly Phonics programme across Africa. Having already seen excellent results, this new approach will continue to support children throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
   You can read the full article on This Day Live here(15th April 2020.)

The benefits of Jolly Phonics discussed live on Bulgarian TV
   Jolly Phonics Trainer Meliha Chausheva appeared on Channel 3 in Bulgaria to discuss how quickly children can learn with the programme.
   In the 15 minute segment, Meliha discusses the difference between analytic and synthetic approaches, and explains the 5 Key Skills of the Jolly Phonics programme.
   You can watch the full segment (in Bulgarian) on YouTube here(27th December 2019.)

Young Windham students read better with Jolly Phonics
   Jolly Phonics was implemented last autumn at Windham Primary School in Maine, US, and has increased students’ reading and writing abilities.
   The big impacts has seen the school dramatically boost the number of students at or above the district’s benchmark for the development reading assessment.
   You can read the full article on Portland Press Herald here(27th December 2019.)

Over 100,000 primary school teachers trained on Jolly Phonics
   The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has disclosed the number of teachers who have been trained as part of efforts to provide functional education in the country.
   UBEC Director, Mr Imail Yahya, has also said how more than 5 million children have been reached since the adoption of the programme in schools across the country.
   You can read the full article on the Tribune here. Additionally, you can watch this short video from Channel Network Afrique here. (25th November 2019.)

Jolly Phonics praised for improving Early Childhood Development Education learning across Kenya
   The Jolly Phonics programme has been receiving praise for the level of improvement across the country.
   Following an initial pilot in Kilifi, more than 4,000 teachers have gone on to be trained in the programme, leading to enhance reading and comprehension as it is rolled out to other counties nationwide.
   You can read the full article on The Star here. (14th November 2019.)

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