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Read Teach Primary’s fantastic review of the Jolly Music programme!

Our Jolly Music programme has received a glowing review in this month’s Teach Primary magazine, which we are delighted to share with you. As a ‘fun, enjoyable, effective and ambitious’ music programme, the review claims that teachers could ‘achieve an astonishingly high standard of musicianship by incorporating five or ten minutes practice each day’. You […]

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May 19, 2017

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Jolly Phonics success in Pakistan!

Following the recent success of Jolly Phonics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, this report has aired on the news!   It shows Jolly Trainer Sadaf Asif training teachers as they discover the five key skills of the Jolly Phonics programme. The video is not in English, though if you listen closely, you will hear several Jolly […]

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May 2, 2017

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Teaching Suffixes with ‘Suffishes’ – Sara Wernham features in Teach Primary magazine

One of the co-authors of the Jolly Phonics programme, Sara Wernham, features in this month’s Teach Primary magazine with a fun activity to introduce suffixes and prefixes!   The ‘suffishes’ are made up of two parts: A selection of root words are written on the fish body (e.g. talk, clap, kind). A selection of suffixes […]

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March 15, 2017

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Jolly Learning on the Radio!

Jolly Trainer Silvana Serbanescu has been busy in Romania with a very Jolly radio advert! You can listen to the full advert – that aired on Radio Guerrilla – below, with a translation into English!   Is the sky the same every day? Are mice just as interesting as elephants? Is there only one correct […]

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February 15, 2017

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Phenomenal Jolly Phonics Success in America!

‘Jolly Phonics is truly one of the best gifts that I have been given as an educator’ When the Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, Arizona, started using Jolly Phonics, they – like many other schools across America – were stunned at the phenomenal success they started enjoying. Indeed, Jaki Ivins, the Head of […]

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January 19, 2017

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The Grammar 6 Handbook – Outstanding Results

John Dabell from Teach Reading and Writing reviews The Grammar 6 Handbook.  Read more here. “The content of the handbook is designed to extend and polish children’s understanding of grammar and introduces them to new elements. It teaches new spelling patterns, supports the greater understanding of sentence structure, expands vocabulary and comprehension, and cultivates dictionary […]

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November 1, 2016

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Jolly Buddies – Making A Difference

By Olubusola Eshiet “In your PhD thesis I was struck by your references to teenage and adult non-readers.” He continued, “I would be very interested in taking this further with a proposal.” And Chris Jolly’s proposal? “We would take a group of non-reading older pupils and train them to be 1:1 mentors of children in […]

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November 20, 2015

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Training in Nigeria

Lagos Training with Kemi Adebajo: 2 day Jolly Phonics workshop Date: Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd October 2015 Time: 10am prompt Venue: 25, Lucina Joseph, Off Yusufu Sanusi, Off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere Please contact Kemi for information or booking: 080-2305-3064 or 09090000810

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September 2, 2015

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“Right from the Horses Mouth”! by Beki Wilson

“I have learned everything I know from Sara, Sue and the children that I have taught over the past 15 years and I desperately wanted other teachers to experience what I did first hand: that light-bulb moment when you think “Aha!” now I know what all the fuss is about. Jolly Grammar…where have you been […]

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May 26, 2015

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“Un serpent dans l’herbe”; an unusual training in the Comoros Islands!

Chris Jolly, our MD, describes his unusual trip to the Comoros Islands to train teachers (and four school children!) in Jolly Phonics as part of his philanthropic initiative in African state schools. Read the full article here.

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March 6, 2015

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