At IPG we teach reading and writing using a fun and effective approach, based on the Jolly Phonics program.
In English, even though there are only 26 letters, there are actually 42 different sounds. Phonics is based on teaching the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters that are taught in the alphabet. Jolly Phonics teaches all of this in a fun and engaging way, through characters, stories, actions, songs, and games.
Jolly Phonics teaches these 42 sounds in 7 different groups.
There are 8 steps in which the sound is introduced to the kids:
Step 1 - Story containing the sound
Step 2 - Action
Step 3 - Flashcard
Step 4 - Letter Formation
Step 5 - Blending
Step 6 - Sounding
Step 7 - Dictation
Step 8 - Song
The 5 Skills Taught Through Jolly Phonics:
Sounds - children are taught the sounds (42 sounds) that the different letters name.
Formation - children are taught how to form (write) letters using a pencil.
Blending - children are taught how to blend individual sounds together in order to read full words.
Segmenting - children are taught how to hear the individual sounds in full words
so that they can break them down to write and spell them correctly.
Tricky words - some words do not follow the sound rules.
Children are taught these words separately, alongside strategies to remember them.
For example ‘be’, ‘me’, ‘the’.