What is Phonics?

Phonics is the science of learning various phonemes (sounds) in words and thus read and spell. For e.g: (/e/ is 'eh') and (/b/ is 'buh'). Teaching English reading using phonics requires children to learn the connections between letter patterns and the sounds they represent. The Children learn that the letter 'd ' has the sound of 'duh' as in 'dog'. They learn how to blend the letter sounds together (/duh- o-guh/) to make words like 'dog'. Phonics helps children crack the English alphabetic code easily so they will be able to read even unknown words.

Benefits of Phonics

To avoid the limitations in rote learning.

To teach the science behind reading.

To create the confidence in the child.

To enhance the creativity of the child.

About Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics is a synthetic phonics method of teaching children the alphabetic code of English. This multisensory method is specifically designed for young children aged between 4 to 6 years. Jolly Phonics was developed by two primary teachers Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham and published by Jolly Learning Ltd., UK. It has an amazing collection of learning aids for pupils and teaching aids for teachers.

How does Jolly Phonics work?

Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory method used to introduce the letter sounds to the children. There is a storyline, action, song and work sheet for each sound. By doing an action associated with the sound, e.g., rub tummy and say “mmmmm” for the /m/ sound, the children remember it more easily.

The five basic skills imparted by Jolly Phonics

Learning the letter sounds: Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds of English. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as /sh/, /th/, /ai/ and /ue/.

Learning letter formation: children learn how to form and write the letters correctly.

Blending: Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read new words.

Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting): Children can listen for the sounds in words to write the spelling of a word instead of memorizing the whole word.

Tricky words: Tricky words are irregular spellings which will be learnt separately by the children.

Research says that, children who learn reading and writing using Jolly phonics methodology are 11 months ahead than their peers. Interestingly there were no “tail enders”.

How does Jolly Grammar work?

Grammar is inevitable to read, write and speak good English, but at the same time it shouldn’t become boring for the kids. That is why Jolly Grammar makes key elements of grammar interesting for the children. Be it any of the topics like tenses, prepositions, articles, nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives or punctuations etc. Jolly Grammar leads the way in showing how grammar can be made fun. We use colour coding and actions to help children identify the parts of speech in sentences. Jolly grammar also enables children to spell and punctuate more accurately ,use wider vocabulary and have a clear understanding of how the language works.

Our courses

Our curriculum is based on the highly interactive, engaging and scientific phonic based English teaching methodology prescribed by Jolly Learning Ltd. UK. Fully aware of prevailing English language teaching shortcomings, we have customised this universally acclaimed teaching methodology to suit our children’s skill levels. Three different levels of English reading and writing courses and grammar classes for children between the ages of four and ten are offered by us.

The Caterpillars - Learn sounds and letters

This course is suitable for Kindergarten children (aged 4 to 5)

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The Chrysalis - Read with ease

This course is suitable for Upper Kindergarten children (aged 5 to 6)

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The Butterflies - Reading Wizard

Level I & II
There are two levels in Butterflies suitable for class I (aged 6 to 7) and class II (aged 7 to 8)

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GRAMMAR

SPEAK BETTER, WRITE BETTER , RIGHT NOW

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It gives me immense pleasure to acknowledge the expertise of Ms. Sharmila, the course Teacher, Phonics Power, Chennai. Am very happy with the way the course was rendered with the incomparable teachi...

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We are extremely happy that my daughter has shown vast improvement in her learning. She enjoys the classes at phonics power and always look forward to every lesson. She is now able to read a whole sto...

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