As I was going through the literacy blog I realized that the last two letters we did in the first term were not showing so I am reblogging the material again for your perusal in separate blogs.
Letter f – Another character which we have been speaking about in great detail during these couple of weeks is Father Christmas. The first thing the children did was to create a Father Christmas made out of foam cutting with a triangle for a body, a face made out of half a plate and the features made up of other small shapes. (This served as shape revision too. 🙂 )
They also wrote the letter sound f on the same scrapbook using the rainbow technique. They also worked on their literacy workbook where they distinguished between letter f and other letters we have done so far. The children then followed the Jolly phonics story for letter f.
A family is at the beach. The children are playing with an inflatable fish that floats on water. Then they build sand castles and put flags on the four towers. Suddenly they hear s strange sound – the plug has come out of the inflatable fish and all the air is escaping. /f,f,f,f,f,f/.
Jolly Phonic Rhyme Letter f sound
The action done when saying the f sound is associated with the picture story like all the other letter actions are. The children slowly bring their hands together like the fish deflating, making a continuous /f,f,f,f,f/sound.
They also practiced thinking what might start with the letter sound f. Some of the words they came up with were these face, friend, finger, feet, fat, five, flippers, float, fork and frog,
- Step 1 – Nod the head and go down
- Step 2 – Lift the pencil
- Step 3 – And go across
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 f 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 f. This is a skill which needs loads of practice, so don’t get worried if they are not understanding as just what this means. Praise at this point is very important to build their confidence 🙂