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 spoon, sand, star, seven, sock, spider, snake and Sam. 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 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 also practiced words with the first letter sounds a and s and then worked the following page.