All of the junior infants have begun the Jolly Phonics Programme this fortnight. The boys and girls have now learnt all of the letter sounds in group one-well done everybody! We are focusing on learning only the letter sounds at the moment. We are not yet learning the letter names or how to write the letter. The Jolly Phonics Programme teaches each sound using a corresponding action to help the children remember them all. The actions are explained in your child's sound copy, which is kept in their homework folder. You could revise the sounds using the jolly jingles, which are available on Youtube. I would also recommend downloading the Jolly Phonics app, as it is free at the moment and is easy to use.
The Jolly Phonics Programme does not follow alphabetic order. This is to allow the children to begin sounding out and building words as soon as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me, I would be happy to help in any way I can.