Besides watching the jolly phonic rhyme song pertaining to this letter, the children listened to a very short story which had j words in it.
They also observed the objects in the same picture which started with letter sound j.
The jolly phonics letter j song –
Jolly Phonics Extra, Letter Sounds Book – /j/
They then mentioned the words: Jane, jelly, jacket, jam, juice, jigsaw and juggler. They also said jug, jar, jump, jog and jeep.
Success criteria for writing j.
- J has a tall back.
- It has a hook and not a tail or it would become a different letter.
- You have to lift your hand from the paper to do the dot at the top.
- The dot does not have to be very big nor very small.
I showed them the difference between j and i so they would not get confused whilst writing.
They practiced the letter j formation in sand as well as with buttons on big flashcards and finally recorded their work on their literacy workbooks.
Here is how the pages looked like.