*Please note: After January 1st Jolly Whiteboard V4 is not expected to work on Macs due to a new Apple software update which no longer supports flash. V4 will continue to work on PCs*
*Jolly Phonics is hoping to have a new version which will be compatible with Macs early 2021*
Suitable for use on Promethean, Smart and all other interactive whiteboards
Software will run on both PC and Mac
Choice of print or precursive letters
Full and extensive year’s programme for teaching Jolly Phonics
Ideal for use with children aged 4-6 years
Structured daily sessions, complete with teacher’s notes that can be viewed or printed
Interactive lessons with lots of blending, spelling and writing practice, ideal for whole class or independent use
Audio option for hearing the letter sounds, Jolly Jingles and Jolly Songs and story option
Extensive selection of worksheets, templates and games that can be printed and used in class to reinforce teaching
The software is split into 3 main Steps, covering all the 42 letter sounds, alternative spellings, tricky words as well as activities for reading and handwriting practice. Each Step provides progressive daily sessions, as well as practical advice and tips that the teachers can use in their class.
Download Demo for Mac
Download Demo for PC
NB: The demos may default to British English, precursive letter font but you can easily change this from the settings page. You can access this by tapping the cog wheel button from the teacher’s bar at the top of the screen – this is a drop down bar so tap the bar you see to expand it if not already expanded.
Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard – Quick Contents
Provides daily flipcharts, each introducing a letter sound as well as revision of letter sounds already taught. So for example, if the letter sound /t/ is being taught the flipchart will provide revision of the previous sounds /s/ and /a/ which will have been taught. By the end of Step 1, children should know all the 42 main letter sounds and the first set of tricky words. This will enable children to blend them together to read and write simple words. Tricky Words in Step 1: I, he, she, be, to, do, the, me, we, was, are, all
Builds on the teaching in Step 1. It provides 12 weekly units, and follows a similar format of daily revision and consolidation, along with extension topics for the week. These include additional tricky words and the alternative ways of writing the vowel sounds as well as alphabet work.
With a further 12 weekly units, Step 3 aims to consolidate the learning in Steps 1 and 2. New tricky words are introduced, as well as spelling patterns plus short and long vowels.
Download The Jolly Phonics For The Whiteboard Manual
Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard manual for more details of each Step, navigation and system requirements.
• Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Classic, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008
• 2.33Ghz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® AtomTM 1.6Ghz or faster processor for notebook class devices
• OS X®/macOS® 10.10 – 10.14
• Intel CoreTM Duo 1.83Ghz or faster processor
For both Mac and Windows:
• A minimum 512MB of RAM
• You must have Administrator/Privileged Access Rights to install this software
• An internet connection is required for installation and activation.