As regards letter sound n I mentioned the topic work associated with it in the topic blog. The children also watched a song which is related to the story:
The children practiced coming up with words which start with letter sound n. We mentioned words like nose, neck, nice, numbers, nine, nurse, necklace, nail, nail polish and nuts.
They also practiced writing this letter on the interactive whiteboard after which they proceeded to write the letter on their workbooks. This is how the pages looked like:
As you can see from the pages above letter n is a one-armed robot letter. This is because it has like one arm jutting out.
Besides following the letter formation mentioned in the above pages I stress the following points.
To help the children get the correct formation:
- Letter n is written in one motion. We do not lift the pencil from the paper whilst writing it.
- The top part of the tunnel has to be round not like a square.
- Letter n has a tail at the end.
- The tail cannot be very long.
We also worked a page where we had to work with two first letter sounds n and p.