The only letter for this week was letter g – grow. The children became aware that all things that are alive grow.
At first we are babies, than we start to crawl and walk. At this stage we are called toddlers.
We grow some more and start going to school and so on. Same applies for animals and plants. They grow.
- The Needs of a plant –
- The Planting Song –
We also discussed other words which start with the g sound. These are some words we came up with grass, girl, green and gate, glass and glasses, goat and game.
The children discussed amongst them whose name or surname starts with the letter sound g – Galea 🙂
The children also followed the Jolly phonics story for the letter g sound:
Granny’s sink is blocked and full of water. She calls the plumber and asks him to fix it. He unblocks the sink and the water drains away. As it goes it makes a gurgling sound, saying, /g,g,g,g/.
Jolly Phonic Rhyme Letter g sound
Turn both your wrists in a circular spiral motion, as if the water is gurgling down a plughole and say /g,g,g/.
Letter g formation
- Step 1 – Start at the top, start at the dot, make a curve
- Step 2 – Go up
- Step 3 – Go down
- Step 4 – Make a hook.
We ended the lesson by creating the mustard seed tree also linked to the religion lesson.
Practice Ideas For Home
- You can practice the letter formation by using a white board and colourful washable markers using the steps above.
- You can place about 5 objects or pictures on the table, amongst which you have objects starting with the letter g sound.
- Say the name of each object emphasizing and exaggerating the first letter sound of each object and ask your child if that object or picture starts with the letter sound g. This is a skill which needs loads of practice, so don’t get worried if they are not understanding exactly what this means. Praise at this point is very important to build their confidence. 🙂