The Jolly Phonics Workbooks teach progressively,
with more to learn in each Workbook.
Progress can be assessed on the following skills checklist:
Recognizes the second group of sounds
- c, k, e, h, r, m, d.
Can blend simple words made up from the sounds learned so far.
Knows that when you see 'ck' in a word (as in duck),
you only say the 'c' sound once.
Can write the second group of sounds
- c k, e, h, r, m, d.
Can hear the end sound of a word.
▶ Further Guidance
Page 1. Write your Name.
This is an important skill.
Try making a name card as suggested on the Activity page(Page 24).
Page 2-13. Sounds.
Remember to introduce each letter by its sound, not its name.
So the letters h, e and m need to be introduced as huh,
eh not ee, and mmm, not em.
The actions are designed to help the child learn the sound.
Children enjoy the actions, even though the adult may be
a little self conscious.
The capital letter is introduced with each letter.
At this stage capitals should be used only at the beginning of names.
Pages 2,3. The Letter k.
The letter k is introduced in a looped form (so k not k) to make it
easier for the child to write the letter in one movement.
Page 14. Revision of Sounds.
Practice is needed for all the sounds learned so far.
Further help can be given by writing each letter on a piece of card
and holding cards up one at a time
- saying the sound and doing the action.
Once the sounds are known the actions are no longer needed.
With a second set of cards the games of pairs, or snap,
can be played.
Page 15. Handwriting Practice for c.
It is important to go the right way round when writing c.
The c shape is the template that begins the letters a, d, o, g, q.
Note that the letter d starts in the middle (not at the top).
Page 16, 22. Hearing Sounds in Words.
Good spellers are able to hear all the sounds in a word.
This ability develops gradually, and may need plenty of practice.
In this Workbook children are encouraged to listen for the first
and last sounds in words.
Page 17, 18. Red Hen Book.
These pages can be removed, cut in half, and folded to form
a small book.
The words in the story contain letters from the first two groups only.
Page 20. Word Families.
Being able to hear rhymes helps reading and writing.