Tuesday, 18 December 2012

'Jolly Phonics Extra' kit Giveaway. Ireland and UK residents this is your chance to nominate your school to receive this amazing learning package

Do you know of a primary school that would benefit from having access to a new extensive set of Jolly Phonics resources ? Here is an opportunity for you to nominate your child's school to possibly win this amazing learning tool.

This giveaway is open to residents of Ireland and the UK ONLY!!!!!

Please enter via our Rafflecopter at the end of the page. 

'Jolly Phonics Extra' kit, which is a brand new product, only just released.The kit retails at £175 and is designed specifically for special needs children.

A complete kit of resources to aid struggling readers to achieve complete literacy, Jolly Phonics Extra makes reading more accessible for those children who struggle with learning to read, giving them a variety of different ways to access the texts and improve their skills.

The TakingPEN allows children to work alone, or in small groups in order to check their own progress without pressure, while the extra letters give the children subtle clues for the correct pronunciation of alternative letter sounds, enabling them to build their confidence and abilities until they can read fluently.

The kit contains:
  • 1. TalkingPEN
    2. Letter Sounds Book
    3. Jolly Phonics Extra Flash Cards
    4. Jolly Phonics Extra Pupil Books 1, 2 & 3 (4 sets)
    5. Jolly Phonics Extra Teacher's Book
    6. Jolly Phonics Extra Readers, Red Level (18 books)
    7. Jolly Phonics Extra Readers, Yellow Level (18 books)
    8. Jolly Phonics Extra Readers, Green Level (18 books)

    Teaching Literacy With Jolly Phonics

    What is Jolly Phonics?

    Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.

    Letter Sound Order

    The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.

    How does Jolly Phonics work?

    Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.

    The five skills taught in Jolly Phonics

    1.Learning the letter sounds

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

    2.Learning letter formation

    Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.


    Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.

    4.Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting)

    Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.

    5.Tricky words

    Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.
    If you would like to learn about Jolly Learning and their products please visit the following pages. 
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  1. From Ireland, I am nominating The Lighthouse ASD Unit, St. Marys National School, Saggart. (fingers crossed!!)

  2. Id like to nominate Athleague National school, IRELAND :)

  3. I am nominating Pontllanfraith Specialist Resource Base for Autism, in Caerphilly, South Wales. My 4 year olds AMAZING base unit and the only Autism Specific unit in the whole of our borough!!

  4. Id like to nominate St.Clares in harolds cross ASD Unit! Im from Ireland :D

  5. Im in Ireland and nominating TNO asd unit, Clocha Rince n.s kildare

  6. Would love to nominate Scoil an Linbh Íosa- ASD unit Prosperous,Co.Kildare, I'm in Ireland :)

  7. I'm from Ireland and would like to nominate - St. Paul's Special School , Beaumont Woods, D5

  8. I'm from Ireland want to nominate Killurney national school ballypatrick Clonmel co Tipperary

  9. i have tried to nominate 3 times, so you'll either get this 3 times or not at all, would love to nominate my son's preschool in Rahan, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, it's an ASD preschool, and i cry thinking of all the work they have done for my son, love them!

    1. Thank you Karen we got your nomination :)

    2. i was doing on mobile first time, so went to laptop and it worked fine!

  10. My son's school is based on Arranmore Island, in Co. Donegal. It is a lovely and caring school, where children come first. Inclusion is one of their great point. The staff have welcome and changed their way of communicating and teaching to accommodate my son diagnosis for the last three years. Their efforts are countless. They deserve all the support and help they can get. They are using Jolly phonics to teach the alphabet and reading techniques. I would love them to have the Jolly Phonic Extra kit, it would be a great addition to their resources material.

  11. From ireland, I would like to nominate Dromakeenan National School, Roscrea, Co. Offaly for this wonderful resource. My son is integrating in junior infants with the support of their wonderful ASD unit, the staff are fantastic , he is loving it and he absolutely loves Jolly Phonics!!

  12. Hi , I'm from Ireland and I nominate my son's ASD unit in Scoil Realta na Maidne , Listowel , co.Kerry to receive these. My fella loves the jolly phonics and is just starting to read so this would be of immediate benefit to him and to the unit children present and future...

  13. I am from Letterkenny Donegal. I would like to nominate Letterkenny Educate Together school, where incision is at the core of it's values. They don't just talk the talk on inclusion they walk the walk. Jolly phonics has proven to work with kids from all abilities and those who's English isn't there first language we are a co Ed multi denominational school

  14. I am from County Cork, Ireland and I would like to nominate Scoil Naomh Muire, Fearann - this is a small five teacher school with two classes per classroom - the infants teacher has 33 children in her classroom and does an amazing job so additional resources would really help :)

  15. Hi Im from Northern Ireland and would like to nominate Arvalee school and resource centre. This school has had a very difficult time this year and would benefit greatly from these resources. Please help this school to continue making a difference to so many childrens lives.

  16. Hi, from Ireland, and would like to nominate Scoil Realta na Maidne, Listowel.

  17. Ireland. Scoil na gCeithre Maistri, Ahlone, Co. Westmeath

  18. Hi - I am from England and I would like to nominate Brent Knoll Primary School, Somerset. All the children benefit from Jolly phonics and they would love the opportunity to expand their learning.

  19. im from northern ireland and i would like to nominate hillcroft special school in new mossley its a fantastic school that my 14yr old son attends and hopefully next september my 4yr old will be attending too

  20. I'm from Northern Ireland and would love this for my kids school, Roddensvale special needs school in Larne. Both my children attend this amazing school. My daughter is just doing all the jolly phonics with her specialist speech therapist so would be great for her teachers to do the same with her.
    thanks for the give away and good luck all xx