Term 3 Week 3 – Writing Letter d

As you read from the topic work blog letter sound d for dog (The Maltese) was one of the letters we worked with.

As usual we started with the Alphablocks jolly phonic song where the children practiced saying the alphabet in a fun way.

We then moved on to the formation part were we wrote the letter in the air and on the interactive whiteboard.  The children then came up with their own words starting with this letter sound. They mentioned words like dream, daddy drum, dress, dance, drive, door, dig, dog and doll.

They also watched the following video clip.

The children practiced their letter d in their Malta 1 workbook.  These are how the pages looked like:


Success Criteria for writing letter d.

  • Always start writing this letter from the middle.
  • This letter has a tall back and a small tail.
  • So as not to mix it with letter b which is often the case at this age we use the following images and start singing the alphabet song lifting up the hand showing letter d.


We finished working with letter d by working a mixed page.




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