After finishing the topic work pertaining to the letter s sound (see topic work) the children came up with other words too.
They mentioned many words amongst them Stef (for Ms. Stefania), sun, swing, spoon, sand, star, seven, sock, spider, snake, sweets and sing.
They also practiced writing this letter on the whiteboard and then they proceeded to work these pages.
As you can see from the pages above letter s is a caterpillar letter. This is because when you start writing it, the letter curves straight away so a caterpillar could actually go round it if the letter existed in three dimensional form.
Besides following the letter formation mentioned in the above pages I stress the following points to help the children get the correct formation:
- Letter s is written in one motion. We do not lift the pencil from the paper whilst writing it.
- The top part and the bottom part have to be of the same size.
- There are no horizontal lines in s.
We will be finishing our work with letter sound s next week.
S – songs
Jolly phonic letter s –