She also disclosed that Cross River emerged as the best performing Jolly Phonics
State in Nigeria in the 2019 phonics
screening exercise recently organised by Universal Learning Solutions (ULS).
228) who describe systematic teaching of phonics
as a 'planned scope and sequence for the teaching of letter-sound relationships'.
Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU, commented: "In prioritising synthetic phonics
above other approaches to the teaching of reading, the Government is doing teachers and children no service.
Just 68% of Year 1 pupils on free school meals in Sefton passed the phonics
test, compared to 86% of other children.
Jolly Learning's key titles are the Jolly Phonics
Pupil and Teachers Books, which deliver the systematic synthetic phonics
, programme and Jolly Phonics
for the Interactive Whiteboard, 7 Finger Phonics
(1) Rhona Johnston and Joyce Watson, "The Effects of Synthetic Phonics
Teaching on Reading and Spelling Attainment: A Seven Year Longitudinal Study," 2005
The panel recommended a "light touch" year one screening assessment of literacy, focusing on phonics
(sounding out words) and numeracy - with an emphasis on number sense, position and location skills.
Program is a proven method of accelerated teaching which is highly effective for children of all ages.
Although there have been some studies (e.g., Sahin et al, 2006) done about the impacts of phonics
method on reading instruction in Turkish elementary schools, there has been no qualitative research done about the issue yet, to the authors' knowledge.
Current evidence suggests that in the prior-to-school years phonics
is best taught through an emergent literacy approach, where children acquire written language similar to oral language (Teale & Sulzby, 1986).