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Jolly Music Player Now Available!

We’re delighted to announce that our Jolly Music Player has arrived and is now available to purchase! This software is intended for use with The Music Handbooks. It provides you with the entire Jolly Music repertoire for each level and provides support in the class and when preparing lessons. It can be used on an […]

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January 23, 2018

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PIRLS 2016 Results Show Importance of Synthetic Phonics Teaching for Reading and Writing

All of us at Jolly Learning are delighted to see that the release of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results has highlighted the importance of synthetic phonics in teaching reading. English speaking countries with impressive improvements are those that have incorporated it widely in schools.   Jolly Phonics is the most […]

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December 13, 2017

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Someone has stolen our laptop! Activity in Teach Primary Magazine

One of our wonderful Jolly Trainers, Hannah Friedwald, has this month shared an exciting lesson plan with Teach Primary Magazine. This lesson is perfect for discovering question words – ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘why’ and ‘which’ – as you turn your classroom into a crime scene! Get your class asking questions to interrogate suspects and discover who […]

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November 2, 2017

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Read this excellent review of the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programme!

We’re delighted to be able to share with you this wonderful review of our Jolly Phonics and Grammar Teacher’s and Pupil Books, as featured in Teach Reading & Writing magazine! ‘High quality curriculum materials’ that ‘deliver superb content’; we really couldn’t have put it any better ourselves. So what’s stopping you? Why not browse our […]

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September 20, 2017

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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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