27.10.15

The Letter S.

Joshua started Nursery school in September, and last week I had his first Parent Consultation. Overall, he's settled well but doesn't listen to instructions particularly well, and the word stubborn may have been used once or twice. Still praying it's just a season. Anyway, his targets included learning the symbols for letters and numbers, so I decided to start introducing them at home. Knowing a little about the primary curriculum, and having a phonics seminar last week, I know the best place to start is with the letters SATPIN, so we dived straight in with S.

We made these paper plate snakes. We didn't have bubble wrap to hand, so we used cotton buds to paint the scales instead. This was great for fine motor skills too, holding the tiny handle and carefully placing dots.

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I'm a big fan of these simple alphabet colouring pages. We'll be using them all week alongside these blank block letters, and probably make an alphabet art mural on the boys' bedroom wall.

Daniel and I particularly enjoyed this detailed colouring page, and discussing all the things we found beginning with S. Joshua had lost interest by then though.

We read A Squash and A Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell by Sue Hendra, I got Joshua to spot the S's as we read and Daniel kept count for us (practising his numbers to 100, win win!)


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