Jolly Phonics Handwriting Scheme & Freebie Printable

Good Morning!

This week I have published a new resource to Teachers Pay Teachers which I made many years ago, when I started in EYFS. At the time, I was fairly new to the world of phonics, but I inherited a whole bunch of great resources made by the previous EYFS teacher linked to the Jolly Phonics scheme.

At the same time, our literacy co-ordinator was looking into buying some resources from the Read Write Inc. Ruth Miskin phonics scheme to use for an intervention group. I loved the way her cards had a letter formation aspect as well as the picture, for example ‘g’ was formed around the face and down the plait of a girl and ‘n’ was ‘down Nobby and over his net’.

I then spent a few fruitless weeks searching for some letter formation resources based on Jolly Phonics, but drew a complete blank. So I decided to make something myself. Now, I am not the most talented of artists, but a few simple line drawings can be imported into a fairly basic graphics programme and made to look pretty snazzy.

Below are a few examples of what I came up with:

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Some of the ‘patter’ sentences are a bit forced because it is hard to work out, for example, in what way a van looks like a ‘v’ or a bee like a ‘z’; but I did my best!

Once I had the basic flashcards, I made a set of handwriting strips to go with them which I laminated and used for the children to practise on with whiteboard pens. This worked well and I sent home paper versions as homework.

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Below is a link to a freebie page with each of the letters and their matching patter. If you like them, please check out the colour cards and handwriting strips in my TpT store.

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Let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading,
Miss B

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